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Hello and Welcome!

As a “shy” child in school, I remember wishing that Corduroy and Clifford the Big Red Dog were real so that I could be friends with them. Looking back, those books and those wonderful characters were my friends. Now, being able to illustrate and write for children is a very happy dream come true. I’m honored to have illustrated over 20 children’s books and am excited to share stories that are inspired by my own childhood, life’s ups & downs, difficult topics such as grief, and hopeful stories that encourage everyone to dream big!

I have a background in graphic design and have worked with various companies in the technology, design, retail, toy, and publishing industries as well as owned my design firm, gabbyandco.com since 1998. I am constantly inspired by my amazing daughters and family, all of the wonders of nature and our planet, and can be found trying new mediums with a cup of coffee, our pup Zsofi, and two kittens, Miso & Luna.

I appreciate your visit, thank you for stopping by! - Shirley