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Meet Angela C. Hawkins

Angela C. Hawkins

Angela's talent for crafting adorable characters and capturing the beauty of everyday life in her artwork make her the perfect illustration partner for Claire Noland's Nancy Bess Had a Dress.

Readers will delight in seeing the many ways Angela chooses to show how Nancy Bess reuses and repurposes a "flour sack" dress as the seasons change and a year passes. It's sure to delight anyone who enjoys creating and designing works of their own!

Angela has also signed on for a second book with Gnome Road, which will be her first as an author-illustrator. Get ready to learn a bit of art history and see re-envisioned works of master artists while following two young mice and their Grand-mére on a visit to the museum in Mousterworks!

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The Arts are embedded in Angela’s DNA: Not only has she wielded pencils, crayons, and markers from when she was as small as her book characters, she’s also studied violin, piano, voice, and ballet (her heart won’t let go!). Much to her teenage sons’ chagrin, she is often found – and heard! – singing, humming, whistling, and dancing to the music swirling through her neurons.

Angela has won a number of illustration awards, including the 2021 SW-Texas SCBWI Portfolio Award, the 2020 Summer SCBWI Bulletin Art Spot, the 2017 SCBWI Don Freeman Grant Winner, and the 2017 RMC-SCBWI Portfolio Showcase.

She’s illustrated for several clients, including Babybug, Ladybug, and Spider Magazines. Cute kids and charismatic animals are her specialty. Above all else, she aims to delight, educate, and inspire love while attempting to capture the wonder of our world and the beauty within each human soul.

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