Elizabeth Dulemba

     Elizabeth (aka "e") is an award-winning illustrator, author, teacher, blogger, and speaker (including TED). She has over three-dozen books to her credit, including her debut novel, A Bird on Water Street, winner of 14 literary awards, including Georgia Author of the Year (a new, illustrated edition from Sourcebooks came out in November, 2019). Her recent three picture books as illustrator were written by New York Times Best-selling author, Jane Yolen: Merbaby's Lullaby (2019), Crow Not Crow (2018), and the forthcoming On Eagle Cove (2020).
     e currently teaches illustration as Associate Professor at Winthrop University during fall/spring and in the MFA in Writing and Illustrating Children's Books program at Hollins University in the summers. She also taught Illustration at the University of Georgia, and writing and illustration courses at schools and conferences throughout the US, UK, and Europe.
     She is currently a PhD Researcher in Children's Literature at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) finishing her dissertation (called a thesis on the other side of the pond) titled "Tricksters, Witches, and Warriors: Rewriting a Patriarchal Narrative in Children's Fantasy Literature." At the UoG, she earned an Associate Fellow Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET), Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She holds an MFA in Illustration (with Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia.
     e spent several years as Illustrator Coordinator for the US southern region of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and as a Board Member for the Georgia Center for the Book. Through these roles she created annual Illustrator's Day conferences, gallery shows, regional and state-wide awards, and scholarship programs, connecting the local community and helping hundreds of up-and-coming creatives.
     Prior to her career in teaching and children's literature, e spent over a decade as a corporate Art Director and in-house illustrator for packaging, apparel, and communications firms.
     She grew up in the American south (Atlanta and its surrounds); lived four years in Edinburgh, Scotland; spent a summer in Paris as a college exchange student; and lived another four years in a cabin in the Appalachian Mountains. She recently moved back to the US south with her husband, Stan, to teach at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Sign up for e's news to read author/illustrator interviews, download free giveaways, and follow e's adventures.

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