Yuko Jones was born and raised in Japan. After completing her degrees in English, Psychology, and Human Development, she embarked on her career in early childhood developmental research. While working with children, she realized how picture books can play a crucial role in their development, and she decided to become part of the positive impact.
NIKI NAKAYAMA: A CHEF’S TALE IN 13 BITES (FSG 2021) is her debut illustrated picture book. When she is not illustrating, you will find her testing new baking recipes, playing the piano, savoring short stories with coffee, and practicing yoga. She lives in Western NY with her husband, two sons, a black cat, and two guinea pigs.
Represented by: Christy Ewers | The CAT Agency, Inc.