Illustrator Gallery - Erika Wilson
I have been an artist ever since I learned how to operate a crayon! I have always dreamed of being an author and illustrator of children’s books, ever since I attended my first “Young Authors Conference”. . . in first grade!My first illustrated picture book, THE SPILL, came out in June of 2018. Written by Jacqueline Leigh and published by Mascot Books, THE SPILL was the winner of a Bronze Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Preschool Picture Books.My second illustrated book, SKEDADDLE, came out in September of 2020, and was another collaboration with author Jacqueline Leigh! SKEDADDLE was published by Mascot Books.I recently finished illustrating my third picture book, which was written by fellow Montanan and SCBWI member Sue Lawrence, called MONTANA’S MEMORY DAY. It officially releases this November. (2021)I am honored to have served as the Montana Region’s Illustrator Coordinator from 2018 through 2021, where I coordinated illustrator programming and events such as our SCBWI Montana Two-Step Contest!Lastly, I am the owner and operator of a charming, old-timey letterpress print shop called The Windy Mill Press, where I create art prints and stationery of all kinds using hand-set metal and wood type and antique presses. My most recent picture book project (MONTANA’S MEMORY DAY) features hand-carved linocut print illustrations, and I cannot wait to combine my two passions of illustration and printmaking on more books in the future!