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Hello and welcome to behind the scenes. Here you will find my latest news and events, my work in progress, including pictures and videos of my illustration process, plus free kids activities, life ramblings of an illustrator and more... Amanda Francey

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm an aspiring author and have written a children's picture book. Will you illustrate my story?

Thank you for thinking of me, but there's actually no need for you to look for an illustrator unless you're self publishing or, in the rare situation, your publisher wants you to organise the illustrations. Unfortunately, I'm not able to work directly with authors or self publishers at this time.

Here are some helpful links if you need to find an illustrator:

For more info on the children's book industry and how it works, please consider joining the Society of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators. I have learnt so much from aspiring and professional SCBWI members here in Queensland, and made some wonderful friends too.


Are your illustrations traditional or digital?

By mixing the two, I'm able to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Over the years, I have found illustrating digitally to be more efficient and flexible when working to deadlines and making changes. It is also environmentally friendly, in that I don’t use nearly as much paper during the storyboarding and character development stages. However, I don’t wish to compromise on my traditional style, so I include my original soft pencil outlines, watercolour washes and handmade textures in my final illustrations, which are completed using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom drawing tablet.


I looked for your book at my local bookshop, but couldn’t find it. Where can I purchase your picture books?

My books should be available to purchase from most Australian bookshops (excluding department stores). However, as there are few physical bookshops around these days, many tend to only stock popular titles by well known authors or ageless classics.  If my book is currently not on the shelf, kindly ask a staff member to order one in for you. Alternatively, you can purchase online from the following stores: