I come from the wilds of Washington, where I spent my formative years digging for gnomes on the school playground, pretending to be Cornflower Fieldmouse and running internal monologues in the voice of Anne Shirley. I spent high school immersed in Harry Potter. I like to think that all these things combined nicely into the fantastically historical girl-driven story world I inhabit as a grown up.
I'm a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts' MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. In 2012, I graduated with honors from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design.
I have an unnatural obsession with circus history and am highly defensive of clowns. I also enjoy 20th century history (in particular), vernacular jazz dance and jazz music history. I sold my soul to
and will probably never get it back.
My last name is Americanized Polish. If you're a Dvojack, a Dwojacki or a Dvojacki, we are related.
I am represented by Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.
MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts
BFA Graphic Design, cum laude, Cornish College of the Arts
2016 NJ SCBWI Juried Prize, Unpublished
2015 SVA Alumni Scholarship Award
2014 AKA Scholarship, winner
2014 SVA Department Scholarship
2013 AKA Scholarship, runner up
2013 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award, honorable mention
2011 Kreielsheimer Foundation Scholarship
2011 Cornish Scholarship
2010 President Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts
2009 President Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts
2008 Nellie Cornish Scholarship
Circus Historical Society
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
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