Zoey is a grown-up, but she still has more questions than answers. She also feels like she knew something important when she was a kid, something that she has forgotten. So Zoey time travels in her mind, digging and scraping and scooping up old sticks and bones. She sometimes puts these in her stories. 


Zoey is a graduate in Women's Studies and History from Smith College. She spent four years living and painting in Japan. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, kids, a puppy named Maple and a big dog named Carrots.

Forthcoming picture book titles include Pig and Horse and The Something Scary  (Abrams, 2022), Clementine and the Lion (Kids Can Press, 2022) and Banana (Tundra Books, 2023).

Photo by Oanh Jordan

For literary inquiries please contact Elena Giovinazzo

at Pippin Properties: egiovinazzo@pippinproperties.com

or zoey.wagner@gmail.com

For school visits or general hellos:

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