Award winning children’s book author and illustrator Matt Faulkner grew up in a small town just outside of Boston, Ma. Upon graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983, Matt took a job in NYC at an ad agency setting typograpy. Boy, was he the wrong guy for that job! Luckily the owner of the agency liked the drawings Matt had done on his work table during lunch and hired him to draw storyboards! Matt’s first author/illustrated work was “The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace” from Scholastic in 1985. He has created over 25 books for children since then. He delights in illuminating both historic stories and more fanciful tales and he works very hard not to get the two mixed up. Recently his author/illustrated book “A Taste of Colored Water” has received the Comstock Honor award by the Minnesota State University, been chosen as a finalist by the California Commonwealth Club for it’s 2009 Book award and been chosen as a winner in the pre-adolescent category by the National Storytelling Network The NSN also chose his illustrated book, “Independent Dames” (written by Laure H. Anderson) as the winner of it’s adolescent category for 2009. Matt lives with his son, Gabe, and two cat’s in the cool little village of Lake Orion, Michigan and can't wait to marry his fiancé Kris in December.
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