Author & Illustrator
Author, Shannon Clark
Shannon Clark is an author living in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and two children. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the Gatton College of Business and Economics. For leisure, she enjoys family time, reading, swimming, and traveling.
"For the past five years, I have stayed home to care for my children. When you leave the work force for that long, it can be intimidating. Even though I had no previous experience with book publishing, once God started me down this path, I never looked back. With His guidance, and the help of many friends and family, it has already been an amazing experience. Since our launch in January, we have been receiving great feedback, won an award at our first vendor show and were nominated for the ASTRA organization Best Toys for Kids List in 2017."
Illustrator, Laura Watson
As a free-lance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson creates whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials, magazines, and advertising. Born and raised in the lovely Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario, Laura now lives in the leafy Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto with her husband and eight-year-old daughter.
"I immediately knew that Laura Watson was the one for the job, assuming she would accept the project. I had her agent submit my manuscript, and thankfully, she was really excited to work on the project. Since she is located outside of Toronto, Canada, we have collaborated via Skype and email over the past year. She is not only a very talented illustrator, but also a genuinely kind person. Once we created our illustrations of the Angel Pals, the rest seemed to fall right into place." - Shannon Clark