Meet our talented authors and illustrators

Paddy Donnelly


Paddy Donnelly is an Irish illustrator who now lives in Belgium. With over 14 years experience as an illustrator and designer, Paddy now gets to make a living drawing dinosaurs and his 5 year old self is very happy about this. Coming from a graphic design background, Paddy is comfortable working in a number of different illustration styles depending on the type of project. Paddy Donnelly is represented by Arabella Stein at The Bright Agency.

Megan Hobby-Kauffman


Megan Hobby-Kauffman is a freelance illustrator-author currently based in California. She values imagination and creativity in her work. She loves building a narrative from the first sketchy nuggets of an idea that travel out of her head and into the sketchbook. She also enjoys creating unique color palettes to help tell stories. She primarily works in screen print but she loves playing around with all kinds of media! 

Kyle Beckett


In the third grade, Kyle Beckett sold a drawing of a bluebird wearing sunglasses to his friend for a chocolate chip cookie at lunch. From that first commission on, he knew he wanted to be an illustrator. Through his adventures in Rockford, Illinois and at Ringling College of Art and Design, Kyle found his passion in children’s illustration. Inspired by the old and working with the new, he uses Photoshop to aid in the telling of his quirky and outlandish stories.

Helen H. Wu


Helen H. Wu is an author and illustrator of over 20 children’s picture books, as well as a translator, graphic designer, and publisher. Being a proud first-generation immigrant, Helen loves to share inspiring stories from her own immigrant experience. She lived in Hefei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Zurich, Athens, Atlanta, and Des Moines. Currently, she resides in San Diego, CA, with her family and two kids.