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Photo by Oanh Jordan

Zoey lives in Portland, OR.  She loves her dog, Carrots, and her family too. She also loves writing books for kids and for herself. For Zoey making stories is an indulgence and and a way to sort out things that make no sense. Zoey is the author of four books, one of which (Pig and Horse and the Something Scary) was recently named a finalist for an Oregon Book Award, the winner of the Spirit Award and is also a Powell's Books Bestseller.  Zoey's work is consistently described as "weird" and she takes this as a compliment.

Zoey is a proud SCBWI member and

has had the pleasure of collaborating with these publishers:

Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/ Atheneum

Tundra Books

Kids Can Press

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Holiday House Books

Chronicle Books

Enchanted Lion Books

Harper Collins Books

 

Recognition & Awards:

  • 2023 - Oregon Spirit Book Award
    Oregon Council of Teachers of English
    Pig and Horse and the Something Scary
     

  • 2023 - Original Art Show
    Society of Illustrators New York
    Banana

     

  • 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: egiovinazzo@pippinproperties.com

or zoey.wagner@gmail.com

For school visits or general hellos:

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