Society of
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Speaker Profile - Olga Herrera

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
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My name is Olga Herrera. I am an Author and Illustrator of children's books. I earned my bachelor's of Fine Arts from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a major in Illustration, graduating with honors in 2003.

I have the honor of being the winner of the Regional Conference logo competition for two consecutive years (MD/DE/WV 2019 & 2020).  And Coach for the PB Mentoring cohort (beginner/intermediate) 2022

Debut PB:  The Unwelcome Surprise -Winter 2023 publisher Feiwel & Friends

Besides creating my own content, I also teach illustration, both in traditional and digital techniques and offer mentorships and portfolio reviews.

I am bilingual and enjoy the mixture of my Cuban and Ecuadorian cultural roots. I grew up in Ecuador, a beautifully diverse country that is close to my heart. As a Florida native, I traded year round summers for the fun of experiencing every season. I now live in the picturesque state of Maryland. With my husband, two children, two dogs, a bearded dragon, a parakeet name Kiwi, and a bunch of fat goldfish. 

You can find more illustrations and get to see what projects i am working on by following me on Instagram (@olgachildrensillustrator), and Twitter(@OlgaIllustrator). 

Represented by Natalie Lakosil

IGLA- Irene Goodman Literary Agency