Hello! My name is Liza Ferneyhough (pronounced Lie-zuh Fur-nee-how), and I’m an illustrator living in Austin, TX by way of Malaysia, England, and the San Francisco Bay Area. I was born in Kuala Lumpur, and grew up mostly in California, the oldest of four kids in a family with passports from three different countries. After studying illustration and design at Otis and RISD, I worked as a children’s bookseller, a designer, and a freelance illustrator (New Moon Girls magazine, Ten Speed Press). Nana, Nenek & Nina, my debut picture book as an author/illustrator, was published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2022 and is the 2023 APALA Awards for Literature Picture Book Honor title.

I currently draw and paint in a sweet, crooked house I share with my husband and his guitars. My favorite things to draw are locales both far and near, multicultural and multiracial girls, food, plants, letterforms, comics, fairytales, bugs, and other assorted beasties and natural oddities. I use crow-quill dip pens and watercolor on tea-stained paper to make my paintings, which I edit digitally.

For book inquiries, please contact my literary agent Kurestin Armada (kurestin@rootliterary.com) at Root Literary. I’m especially interested in hearing about picture book projects or books on the topics of food, travel, or natural history. I’m not available for personal commissions at this time. You’ll find prints of my work for sale at INPRNT.com.

For all other questions, please write to me at liza@stellarbaby.com.

press, etc.

Publisher’s Weekly Fall 2022 Flying Starts interview
Nana, Nenek & Nina announcement
Women’s Work interview in New Moon Girls magazine
ICON8 Work + Play show at Land Gallery in Portland
Tumblewords in the Austin Chronicle