James Mayhew is an acclaimed illustrator, author, concert presenter and storyteller. He has been writing and illustrating for nearly 30 years, with his first book being published in 1989.
James is the creator of the best-selling Katie and Ella Bella book series as well as many other titles. In 1994 he received the New York Times book illustration award for Jenny Koralek’s The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams (Walker Books).
James is a trustee for Action for Children’s Arts and a patron of Magic Lantern. He also does frequent school visits, offering art or writing workshops.