FEATURED ILLUSTRATOR: Kelsey C. Roy
Kelsey C. Roy started drawing when she was three years old and has never stopped. She was accepted into the University of Tennessee’s College Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary honors program, where she combined her love of the written and visual languages to create her own unique emphasis of study— children’s book narrative and illustration. Between attending classes, Kelsey wrote an original comic strip, Coffey & Ink, which was printed bi-weekly in the student newspaper. In 2011, prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree, Kelsey wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first children’s book, Nemanee. The Banana Police is the third children’s book she has illustrated. She also speaks at schools across the country about her love of storytelling and mismatched socks. Kelsey continues to write and illustrate (when her kitten Amelie allows) from her home in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Featured below are "I Really Love You, Ava," and "The Banana Police," which are both beautifully illustrated by Ms. Roy.