Illustrator of the Week - Erin McGuire

It has been quite a while since I have featured an illustrator on this site, but sometimes you run across an illustrator who has such amazing artwork that you can't help but share them with the world, in hopes that others will fall in love with them in the same way you have. I have always had a bit of a fascination with cover artists, for they are sometimes the gateway into a good book. I know the cover design process and how careful an illustrator has to be and for me, one of the best cover artists out there is Erin McGuire. If you have been to a bookstore, you have seen her work. She has illustrated books like the new Nancy Drew Diaries, Anne Ursu's The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs, Vivian Vande Velde's Frogged, Susan Patron's Lucky series, and Cynthia Lord's new Shelter Pet Squad.

I share of few of her illustrations with you here, but you should really check out the rest of her stuff at as well as her blog which is a wealth of fantastic images.