Graduating with a degree in Digital Art, Maxine has had a successful illustration career across advertising and children's publishing. Her inspiration comes directly from her childhood picture books, and she loves to listen and learn from the people around her. Maxine has an interest in pop-culture and fashion which makes her stories current and fresh. She loves to write and her stories are distinctive and energetic, carrying the reader on an adventure through the mind of a child.
Maxine's debut author/illustrator title, Pi-Rat, published with Caterpillar in 2013 and she has recently been signed to Simon and Schuster in the UK. Her voice is engaging and demands attention as she captures the immediacy of the way young children think. Maxine's understanding of their world is very unique and her titles represent an exciting entrance into the picture book market.
(Simon & Schuster)
Highly Commended, Cambridge 'Read it Again' 2014 - Pi-Rat!
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