Sarah Kurpiel is a self-taught picture book author/illustrator from the Midwest. Her stories are inspired by animals, nature, and moments of wonder in everyday life. Sarah hopes her work brings a bit of happiness into the worldand a bit of disability representation too. She uses a power wheelchair and considers her disability an important part of her identity.
Sarah's debut picture book, Lone Wolf (Greenwillow Books, 2020) received a starred review from the School Library Journal and was a Summer Kids' Indie Next Pick. Her books Original Cat, Copy Cat and Snake's Big Mistake (Greenwillow Books) were both Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections. Sarah's forthcoming book, A Little Like Magic (Rocky Pond Books), will be published Fall 2024.
A few of her favorite things include libraries, elephants, the ocean, flannel shirts, iced coffee, miniature books, summer, new pens, sci-fi stories, and the color green.
Sarah is represented by Allie Levick & Rebecca Sherman at Writers House.
• ALA (2011-Present)
• SCBWI (2019-Present)
• 12x12 (2020-Present)
• Visit my Writers House portfolio
• Winter 2020 SCBWI Bulletin Art Spot Winner
• Spring 2020 SCBWI-IL Illustrator in the Spotlight
• For book recs, visit me on Pinterest
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