Studio Tour

Take a tour of my studio and get a glimpse at my art-making process

Childhood picture of me!

Childhood picture of me!

Maile McCarthy ~ Paper Artist ~ Picture Book Writer

I moved frequently as a child, and my fondest memories are of exploring my new environments.

I try to bring that sense of wonder and discovery to my illustration and writing.

When I'm not making art, you can find me working in the garden, playing banjo, and spending time with my husband and son at our home in gorgeous Northern California.


If you would like to hire me for your project, or simply to say hi, please email:



Of Note

My Illustrations were featured on ABC10 in Sacramento

Interview on Sept 2018

Winner of the Adam's Choice Award ;) Aug 2018

added an animated slideshow of my portfolio here.

winner, honorable mention: Kidlit411 Banner Contest

current participant in Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge

active scbwi member since 2014