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Rebecca Elliott - Illustrator
A school project of Rebecca’s, created at the tender age of six has
in it the line ’When I grow up I want to be a writer and an artist’.
Rebecca remembers endlessly boring her long-suffering family with
ill-conceived stories she had written about rabbits wearing flat caps
and aliens flying around in suitcases. It was through a rather scrappy
route that she got there, but that childhood dream is now finally
coming true with her first three written and illustrated picture books
due out; Cub's First Winter, Milo's Pet Egg and Just Because.
Rebecca has always been arty and doodled her way through life and,
after a degree in Philosophy and a brief stint in a torturously dull
office job, she returned to her childhood career plans and started
putting together a portfolio of children’s book illustrations. Since
2002, Rebecca has illustrated many children’s books using both digital
and tradition mediums and is delighted that she’s now branched out into
writing them as well. She lives in Sudbury, Suffolk with her
‘inspirations’ - her husband Matthew, a history teacher, and two
children, Clementine, who has severe special needs, and Toby, who is a
bit of a monkey. When not making up stories about animals and children
having adventures, she spends her time singing in pubs (not just
randomly – with her husband who plays the guitar!), spending time with
her beautiful children, blogging, and walking through the Suffolk