About Jane

Jane Chapman Children's Book Writer and Illustrator

I studied illustration at Brighton University a long, long time ago, but now I live in a tiny village in Dorset. I illustrate children’s books, and write them when I can think of a story.

Writing is more difficult than painting, but painting takes longer to do. I used to draw pictures sometimes under the pseudonym, Jack Tickle, but these days I am just Jane Chapman all the time.

I have illustrated over a hundred books, and am celebrating 25 years in Children’s Books – hooray! It is such a pleasure to see books become real. I sometimes have to pinch myself that a story can start in my brain and become an actual thing that people want to read.

Books by Jane Chapman

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