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As an author/illustrator I live at the top of a hill, near the edge of a forest in semi-rural New Hampshire, USA. There is a magic wand on my desk and a dragon in my basement. Everything else is nearly normal.

Over 50 children's books bear my name as illustrator or author/illustrator. You have access to some of the sites that feature my work using the links on the left side of this page.

HOW I WORK

When authors and publishers come to me for illustrations for their books, I need them to know that I will work with them only with a contract in place.

If an author seeks to self publish then I ask to know more about the work they are planning and the subject matter. If possible I like to see the text or a part of it.That is the best way for me to tell if it is something for which I can do my best work. But remember, if you wish to submit your work to a trade book publisher you do not need illustrations, just a really great story.

You may find me here, on Facebook, Linkedin, or at my email address: gingernielson(at)gmail.com

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Meet NOVA, a lovely kitty who keeps me company and keeps me busy. This cat loves to play catch and will insist upon it by meowing until I fetch her favorite toy.