Illustrator Gallery - Anita Crawford Clark
Anita Crawford Clark
I fell in love with picture books when I read my first Beatrix Potter story. I have been telling stories and creating books ever since. I was about 8 years old when I started writing, illustrating and binding my own books with materials from my home. Then, I would set up a classroom in my garage, invite the my sister and neighborhood kids, pass out the books i created and teach them. No surprise I grew up to be a K-12 teacher for 25 years. No surprise writing and illustrating picture books is my dream and passion. No surprise that other than college books, most of the books I own are picture books with some MG and YA sprinkled in.I love research, which is evidenced by my numerous college degrees: BA in Sociology, MS in Psychology, MFA in Creative Writing and wrapping up my PhD. No surprise that I am drawn to Creative Non-Fiction, but I do enjoy writing fiction as well. Bottom line. I believe that children deserve the most incredible literature we can create. That is my vision. That is what I plan to do.