cover reveal

March 9th, 2022

So thrilled to let you know that NANA, NENEK & NINA will be out from Dial Books for Young Readers on August 9, 2022!


🧳Pre-order here or go to your very fine local independent bookseller
🧳How the cover came together

hello 2022

January 1st, 2022

In 2021, I did a whole bunch of illustrations and worked with the very nice team at Dial to turn them into a real picture book–NANA, NENEK & NINA, which will be out next year! Then I curled up into a snail shell because social media seemed like a lot. In 2022, I’ll work on emerging. But slowly! 🐌
Happy new year to you (and hello again)

almost there!

June 29th, 2021

Outlining individual peas on my last painting 36 hours before my final book deadline. Sometimes I really question my style choices.🔍😆

work nest

May 25th, 2021

I have added another paint palette tray to the right flank of my work nest, for a total of four. It’s starting to feel like I’m sitting in the middle of Nick Andopolis’ drum kit!

picture book in the works

August 17th, 2020

I’m delighted to share some exciting project news–I’ll be working with Dana Chidiac and her team at Dial BFYR on my first picture book, Nana, Nenek, and Nina!

👵 🌳 🤸‍♀️ 🌴 👵

Thanks, ta, and terimah kasih to my agent, Kurestin Armada at Root Literary, for finding Nina a great home!

From Publishers Weekly:
“Dana Chidiac at Dial has acquired world rights to Nana, Nenek, and Nina, written and illustrated by debut author Liza Ferneyhough. Nina is off to visit her grandmothers, who live in Malaysia and England respectively; while their food, clothes, and neighborhoods look quite different, they both love her exactly the same. Publication is slated for spring 2022; Kurestin Armada at Root Literary represented the author-illustrator.”

usborne book of the moon

July 20th, 2019

For Moon day, I present to you the delightful book my friend Diana Toledano illustrated and I helped get out the door. I was the flatter! (Not the flatterer, although I am a big fan of Diana’s work)


Oh lunar lander. So many fiddly shapes to flat. 😱

A spread mid-flatting.

book dummy factory

August 11th, 2017

Manufacturing book dummies of my mostly secret project to take to the SCBWI Agents Day on Saturday: