Kjersten Hayes

Kjersten Hayes wears many artistic hats: collage artist, book artist, art teacher, and picture book writer. Her debut picture book THE ELEPHANTS’ HIDE-AND-SEEK HANDBOOK, a tongue-in-cheek guidebook for elephants seeking to improve their hide-and-seek-skills, will be published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, in spring 2020, and illustrated by Gladys Jose-Fabii. Kjersten currently lives in Bellingham, WA, in a century-old house full of color, books, pottery, art, and music (or sometimes just noise). In addition to kids’ books, her biggest passions are travel, the outdoors, and crafty play. Find her at www.kjersten.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @kjerstenhayes.