Lucy Ruth Cummins

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Lucy Ruth Cummins is both a writer and illustrator and also a full time art director of children’s books. She made her illustration debut with The Taking Tree written by Shrill Travesty. She loves reading really long books about US presidents, watching television, and Pomeranian dogs. She was born in Canada, raised in upstate New York, and currently resides in New York City. Her favorite food is the french fry.

Photograph curtesy of the author.

Books by this Author

A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
The Taking Tree

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Ad astra!" ("Ever skyward!")

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. A painful, drawn-out death.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Graphic design, of course!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Pomeranian breeder who moonlights in book design.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Being made late by others.