Anne Awh’s circuitous route to children’s writing and illustration (“wr-illustration”) meandered through classical violin-playing, backyard duck-raising, and incessant cartoon-watching; then through an Art History degree, art school, and animation school, to a career animating and drawing.
One day she looked at her bookshelf and noticed she had never been able to give away any of those fun picture books her kids had outgrown. Realizing this was more than mere nostalgia, she joined the SCBWI and began putting ideas down on paper, then later onto her computer tablet, which is where the drawing and writing happens nowadays.
Anne currently lives in Chicago with a small assortment of humans and other animals. (No ducks. though.)
Her last name is pronounced "Oh", but she doesn't make a fuss when people say "Awwwh".