Janee Trasler

Grapevine, TX

Hi, y’all! I write and illustrate funny books for kids. I love stories with humor and heart, and if I can fit quirky in there too, all the better. Some of my books include the popular Chickies series from HarperCollins and the Frog and Dog series from Scholastic (which won the NCS’ Best in Book Illustration award for 2020). And the upcoming young-reader graphic novels Figgy & Boone: Best Brother EVER! and Figgy & Boone: The Big Cheese (both of which are Jr Library Guild Gold Standard selections) from Simon & Schuster. I am represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Some of my publishing and illustration clients include HarperCollins, FSG, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Sterling Publishing, LittleBrown, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt, Zonderkidz, Highlights magazine, McGraw-Hill, Barnes & Noble, USA Weekend and others.

When I’m not working on books, you will probably find me singing, playing mandolin, petting dogs, or making puppets say ridiculous things.

I live in Grapevine, Texas with my imported hubby John, my two domestic puppies, and a big ol’ pile of puppets. I work in my studio in Covington (Texas, not Louisiana).

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