Hi there! I’m Juana and I’m an author illustrator.
I was born in Lima, the capital of Peru. I’ve been illustrating for children since I was 16. Education is a must so I attended the best art school ever, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – School of Fine Arts. After 3 years of a crazy 8-to-8 schedule and way too many all-nighters, I was in desperate need of a semester-break and decided to give L.A. a “test drive.” I have lived in the US ever since.
ALMA, my debut picture book as an author illustrator, will be published by Candlewick Press in Spring 2018.
I am represented by Stefanie Von Borstel of Full Circle Literary.
Se habla español.
Selected Client List:
- Candlewick Press
- Roaring Brook Press
- Penguin Random House
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Disney Press
- McGraw Hill
- Nestle Hispanic
- Capstone Publishers
- Babybug Magazine
- Ladybug Magazine
- Storytime Magazine
- Childsplay Theater
Awards & Recognitions:
- 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards National – Children’s Picture Books (7 & under) – Bronze Medal – “The Night Before My Birthday”
- 2014 IBBY Honour List Illustration – “Dana’s Trip”
- 2013 Best Books – Atlanta Parent – “The Night Before My Birthday”
- 2012 SCBWI LA Conference Portfolio Showcase – Grand Prize Winner
- 2011 SCBWI Illustrator Mentorship