Hello! I'm an Irish children's author and illustrator living in Folkestone, Kent.

Selected clients include: Bloomsbury, Andersen Press, Walker Books, Barrington Stoke, Faber and Faber & The Oxford Story Museum.

An Irish picture book I recently illustrated, Gringer the Whinger, won Commendation at the Institute Designers Ireland Awards 2017.

 Out September 2018 is Hungry Babies, the sequel to Fearne Cotton's debut children's picture book Yoga Babies! Yoga Babies has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2018. 

Dave Pigeon written by Swapna Haddow and published by Faber is a multi-award winning series, the latest Dave Pigeon (Racer!) is out now, with more coming soon. 

I was shortlisted for Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year 2017 for my illustrations for Billy Button Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls (published by Barrington Stoke). 

I've twice been awarded a literature bursary award by the Arts Council of Ireland and I'm a proud member of Illustrators Ireland.

Here is a picture of my alter-ego, Mrs. Pinkerley, hard at work.

I've done many festivals, writing and illustration workshops, school visits and events. To discuss any of these or other work projects, email me at: dempseysheena@gmail.com

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