• Janet McDonnell is an illustrator and author living in the
    calm outskirts of the windy city with her husband, two sons, and their black
    and white dog, Buster, who often shows up in her art. Her whimsical
    illustrations combine traditional media and digital magic.

     In addition to illustrating books, magazines, and puzzles,
    Janet has both taught and written for children from preschool to high school
    ages. She also enjoys being an illustrator coordinator for the Society of
    Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her clients include Highlights, Magination Press, Oxford University Press, Zondervan, and Pearson.

     Illustrated books include:

    Blossom Plays Possum (Because She’s Shy)

    What to Do When You Feel Too Shy

    What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake

    Ali Cat Finds a Home

    Just Ali Cat

    Ali Cat is a Scaredy

    An Ali Cat Christmas