Hi, I'm Sheila McGraw. My career began in the sequin mines of illustrating for fashion advertising and writing ad copy and eventually led into publishing. In my blog at http://blog.sheilamcgraw.com, I touch on issues dear to both hyper-typers (writers), and paint-slingers (illustrators), of which I am both. I'm best known for my children's books, including the illustrations for Love You Forever (30 million in print) and a stack of other picture and craft books. While I am still writing and illustrating for kids, lately I've traded in the sandbox and animal crackers for a steamy hot tub and champagne, writing murder mysteries. An expat Canadian, I currently live in Houston, Texas.