Amanda Shepherd is the illustrator of FIVE books - Rules of the Wild, Who Loves Me, Fiona Loves the Night and Such a Silly Baby AND her newest illustrated book Mouse Tales - by Susan Pearson. She is an frequent contributor to Carus magazines.

The Mazza Collection | The Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio
Phoenix Public Library | Permanent Collection
Patricia MacLachlan Permanent Collection
The Mary Wong Collection | University of Arizona, Tucson


characters::: animal dreams ::: characters come to life



Animation (excerpt): friends of mo:::

Animation: the pig chase

Animation: whats this thing about jumping beans?


Originally from the Seattle area, Amanda lives with her wildly creative husband and BK BabyCat in the great state of South Texas. Baby Kat is a leaping, bug catching wild grey tabby - who likes cheesecake ...and strings, red strings... oh and anything that might even remotely look like a string. And the hubby Garbo is an obsessive runner... he ran acrossm The Great State of Texas in a mere three weeks, 840 miles for heaven sake?! Amanda doesn't run so much, but she is a small trail runner and she ran the fabulous San Antonio half marathon in a desperate attempt to keep up with Garbo.

Recognized nationally for children’s book art. She has shown her children’s book illustrations at the New York Original Art Show for children’s book illustration in 2005 and 2007. Her work is in the Mazza Museum of Findlay Ohio, the Burton Barr Library of Phoenix and the University of Arizona for children’s book art.

She is honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection Memorial Fellowship Grant from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Her work has been shown locally at K Space Contemporary and the Art Center of Corpus Christi. She is a contributor to the Corpus Christi Loteria Mural Project in downtown Corpus Christi (located on Starr Street).

A Book is simply a container of an idea - like a bottle. It is what's inside the book that matters.
Angela Carter.