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Photo by Oanh Jordan

​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 and a large dog named Carrots.

Zoey has had the pleasure of collaborating

on books with these publishers:

Kids Can Press

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Tundra Books

Enchanted Lion Books

Chronicle Books

Harper Collins Books

Holiday House Books


Recognition & Awards:

  • 2023 - Oregon Book Award Finalist 
    Literary Arts 
    Pig and Horse and the Something Scary

  • 2022 - Oregon Spirit Book Honor from OCTE
    Oregon Council of Teachers of English
    I Do Not Like Yolanda

  • 2022 - Golden Duck Notable Book for Science Fiction 
    American Library Association
    Marty by Rachel Noble 

Please Note:  I'm not able  to work directly with authors to illustrate their picture books - THANKS!

For literary inquiries please contact Elena Giovinazzo

at Pippin Properties:


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