I am a freelance illustrator with a special interest in illustrating and writing picture books.
I believe in the power of children’s books to reinforce great imaginations, introduce new worlds, increase literacy and open-mindedness, and strengthen bonds between children and parents.
I have always loved creative projects but focused most of my time on athletics. I became a collegiate and professional athlete, and later an athletic coach. After having kids, my need to create flooded back and, through much exploration I have set my sights on illustrating/writing children’s books.
I am currently in the process of completing a picture book dummy in preparation of my first submission.
Please feel free to contact me if interested in working together: DanielleRyland@gmail.com