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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 65 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.


My skills are in freelance illustration for children's books. I can illustratrate your book as well as prepare the layout in In Design and create the PDF for your chosen printer. If you wish, I can use a printer that I work with on a daily basis to complete your book and have it distributed to booksellers worldwide. I also will promote your book on my Books page and social media.

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. I am open to negotiation, and payments are made in installments that work well for the author. Those are due as the book progresses from each stage of the process.

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 traditional 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


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.