• Hi there! I’m Juana and I’m a children’s author illustrator.

    I was born in Lima, the capital of Peru. I’ve been illustrating for children since I was 16.

    Education is a must and I attended the best art school ever, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru – School of Fine Arts. After 3 years of a crazy 8-to-8 schedule, I decided to give L.A. a “test drive.” I have lived in the US ever since.

    I now live and work in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m represented by Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary.

    Se habla español.



    • “Swashby and the Sea” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2018) written by Beth Ferry
    • “Alma” (Candlewick Spring 2018) Author illustrator debut
    • “La Princesa and the Pea” (Putnam 2017) written by Susan Middleton Elya
    • “La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños” (Putnam – July 19, 2016) written by Susan Middleton Elya

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