Robbin Gourley

Currently the senior art director for Boyds Mills Press and Highlights Press, Robbin brings a wealth of publishing experience and a passion for children’s books. From 2001–2010 she was the creative director at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, where she worked with editor Margaret Ferguson and Uri Shulevitz on his Caldecott Honor title How I Learned Geography. She has also worked with acclaimed illustrators Peter Sis, David Small, Steve Jenkins, Christine Davenier, and Sophie Blackall, among many others. Prior to FSG, Robbin worked at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Clarkson Potter, Workman Publishing, and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. She is also an accomplished author and illustrator in her own right. Her own titles include Cakewalk:Loving Spoonfuls from a Southern Kitchen; Sugar Pie & Jelly Roll: Sweets from a Southern Kitchen; Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie; and First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew. She recently finished illustrating Forest Has a Song, a collection of poetry by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, due out this fall.