Hello. I'm an Irish children's author and illustrator living in London.

Selected clients include: Andersen Press,Walker Books, Barrington Stoke, Faber and Faber, Templar Publishing, The Oxford Story Museum and Wrigley's Chewing Gum. 

The latest title I've illustrated, Gringer the Whinger, has been shortlisted for the IDI Awards (Institute of Designers Ireland) 2017. 

Out now: Yoga Babies, Fearne Cotton's debut children's picture book! 

Dave Pigeon - How to Deal with Bad Cats and Keep (Most of) Your Feathers (written by Swapna Haddow and published by Faber) has been shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016 and won the Surrey Library Awards and North Somerset Teachers' Book Award 2016.  Its sequel, Dave Pigeon (Nuggets) is out now and there's a third 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'm available for events, workshops, talks and school visits. To discuss any of these or other work projects, email me at: dempseysheena@gmail.com

Or for book work, please get in touch with my agent,    Felicity Trew, at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency: felicity@carolinesheldon.co.uk