Lindsay Ward, Ohioana Book Festival Featured Author


If you’ve ever seen the design of a Lindsay Ward book, you realize reality is overrated. Ward is an accomplished children’s book illustrator and author who published Please Bring Balloons, When Blue Met Egg, and Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon. She illustrated A Garden for Pig, The Yellow Butterfly,  and Star Academy.

During her interview at 2014 Ohioana Book Festival  with Craft summer intern, Kayla, Ward gives us a mental glimpse into her art studio, which is probably unlike most artists’.

Ward knew in her teens that she wanted to become an illustrator. She started illustrating in water color and pastel, but once she graduated from Syracuse University, Ward found a unique voice in cut paper.

Her hobby became collecting vintage paper, and Ward even saved a piece or two from a trip to the dumpster. After some time, this illustrator decided that she had her own stories to tell, and although she never aimed to be an author, writing is now a media she couldn’t live without.

Ward’s book, Please Bring Balloons, is a great example of her talents and has been honorably mentioned in The Huffington Post. Her works have had popular reviews in The New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly among other publications and reviewers.

If you happen to like visiting the world’s most charming websites, you can get your fill of Ward’s coloring pages, upcoming book events, and sketches on Her website is very kid-friendly and is a good way to preview her brilliant artwork. Listen to the full interview with the sweet and delightful Lindsay Ward

About Doug Dangler

Current: Host of Craft on WCBE, 90.5 FM, central Ohio's NPR station. Former: creator, host, and producer of Writers Talk
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