Words and pictures have always been a big part of Patricia Storms' life, ever since she was a little kid. Patricia has always loved to write and draw, especially cartoons and humorous illustrations. Her teachers in school enjoyed her cartoon work, but often encouraged her to move beyond cartoons into more respected forms of art. As soon as she finds a more respected form of art, she promises to drop the cartooning.
Patricia worked for 10 years in libraries, and 5 years as a graphic designer before she got into children's books. In fact, she used to catalogue children's books for the Toronto Public Library when she worked as a Library Technician. So she is extremely delighted to be fortunate enough to create children's books that are now in libraries across Canada. And speaking of libraries, Patricia is also very honoured that she was the artist for the TD Summer Reading Club for 2008. It was a wonderful experience meeting librarians, teachers, and so many enthusiastic children.
Patricia has worked for Scholastic Canada, Kids Can Press, Owlkids Books,TD Bank, ChickaDEE Magazine, American Greetings, Barnes and Noble, and Chronicle Books. She lives and creates in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband Guy, and two fat cats in a 93-year-old house that’s full to the brim with books.
Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Ronald Searle, Sid Hoff, Margret and H.A. Rey, Ludwig Bemelmans.
My picture book The Pirate and the Penguin will be coming out September 2009, written and illustrated by me, and published by Owlkids Books.
Scholastic Canada, Kids Can Press, Owlkids Books, Harcourt Canada, Chronicle Books, Capstone Press, Barnes & Noble, Wiley Books.
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