Speaker Profile - Mindy Dwyer

Illustrator, and Writer

Region: Western Washington
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SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: mindy@mindydwyer.com


I am an illustrator and author of books
for children. As an illustrator, I find a way to show something extra. As an author I let
pictures inform my words until I arrive at the story.


I grew up in the wooded hills and steel
valleys of Pennsylvania, and after art school went west seeking adventure.  Forestry
and furniture making, ski bumming and advertising in Colorado led me to a study of fine art, then I was an artist
in the Northwest, an Alaskan fisherman’s wife and then a bluegrass band-mom in
New York. We have lived in many inspiring places of mountains, rivers, oceans
and wilderness, raised three kids, ran away with the circus,
and built a cedar gingerbread house in the Pacific Northwest, where I call

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