Deborah Allwright is a rising star in children’s illustration and The Night Pirates published by Egmont in 2005, marked an exciting new departure in her style. In 2006 she illustrated a new version of the classic campfire song, written by award-winning author Jonathan Emmett, She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain. In February 2009 she published Don’t Read This Book! written by Jill Lewis and most recently, Martha, No! by Edward Hardy.
Deborah loved drawing and art class as a child and was encouraged to draw by her family. Deborah’s grandad used to visit paper mills for his job, and he used to bring home long strips of off-cuts from the mills. Consequently Deborah spent her childhood drawing very long and thing things like giraffes!
After studying illustration in Middlesex, Deborah worked in advertising and for a design company, before turning her hand full-time to illustration in 1999 when her book about a grumpy pig called Grunter was published by Templar. Since then Deborah has illustrated a number of book and is much in demand.
Deborah lives in North London and is a full-time illustrator.
Best known titles Mrs Vickers' Knickers: Picture Book and GiftThe Night PiratesDon't Read This Book!Martha, No!The Fox in the DarkPeculiar PetsDinosaur Starts School