Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Kerry McQuaide

Illustrator and Writer

Region: New York: Eastern Upstate
Skype Visit: No
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Kerry McQuaide studied art in London at Chelsea School of Art and Design and graduated from Parsons School of Design. A writer and illustrator based in the Hudson Valley, Kerry is an Assistant Regional Advisor for Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the 12x12 Challenge and the Storyteller Academy.

On the personal side, she has lived on a boat (until it sank), has ridden motorcycles on a frozen lake (it’s not as crazy as it sounds), and once stood fifteen feet from the Queen of England (disappointingly, there were no trumpets announcing her arrival and she was not wearing a crown).

She has been a website designer, a bookkeeper, and a business consultant, but her favorite job title is “Aunt K” to five adorable nieces and nephews.