About Sarah LuAnn
Sarah LuAnn Perkins is an illustrator-author of whimsical stories for the children's publishing market. Her illustrations have the look of handmade prints, so many are surprised to learn that they are created entirely on a computer. Steampunk, folk, and fairy tales are common sources of inspiration, though any good story will do. She enjoys creating work full of wit, wonder, and whimsy.
Sarah grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and received a BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University. She now lives in Upstate NY with her husband and two kids, and is the Illustration Coordinator for the SCBWI Eastern Upstate NY region.
Sarah is represented by Adria Goetz at Martin Literary Management.
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Around the net--Interviews, Awards, Challenges, and Blogs
Stockade Art Show, 3rd Place overall
This is a small but longstanding local art show, and the first one I ever participated in. I was definitely not expecting any kind of award, so getting third place was a very pleasant surprise!
Kidlit 411 Weekly Roundup, illustration
My illustration was featured on the Weekly Roundup of the Kidlit 411 website.
#PBChat critique recipient
Mentors for the #PBChat mentorship were allowed to nominate applicants who showed promise for critique if they didn't receive the mentorship. I was nominated for two!
SCBWI Bulletin Art Spot Winner
the Society of Childrens Books Writers and Illustrators sends out a quarterly bulletin, and in each one illustrator is chosen as the winner of the art spot. My art was featured in the Summer 2019 issue.
Kidlit411 Interview: Illustrator Spotlight July 2019
This interview covers how I became interested in illustration, my process, work I've done for Cricut, and more.
Society of Visual Storytelling Featured Student June 2019
This interview touches on creativity, process, and work-life balance.
#PBChat Featured Illustrator May 2019
#PBChat (picture book chat) takes place every Wednesday night on twitter.
Interview on my SCBWI NY 2019 Conference Experience
A friend who was preparing for her first SCBWI conference wanted to know more about what to expect.
Honorable Mention--Kidlit411 Banner Contest
my banner will be featured on the Kidlit411 website and Facebook Group in July 2019
2nd Place--Society of Visual Storytelling monthly illustration competition November 2018
the prompt was "Slow"
3rd Place--Society of Visual Storytelling monthly illustration competition February 2018
the prompt was "Octopus"
Limited Palette—Unlimited Storytelling Potential
Blog post for the 2018 Smart Dummies Challenge--a challenge for illustrators to complete an entire picture book dummy in one month.
SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Illustrators Showcase Shortlist
My entry, titled Chanticleer and the Fox, is an illustration for the Nun's Priest's Tale (one of Chaucer's Canterbury tales).