Carey Sookocheff - Author/Illustrator
Author-illustrator Carey Sookocheff was born in Ottawa, but spent her childhood throughout the prairies, moving from Calgary to Maple Creek to Winnipeg. Growing up with a mom who was a librarian and a father who was an avid storyteller, she has always loved to read and create stories. She also grew up loving to draw, often on scrap paper from her dad's office but also occasionally on the underside of the kitchen table.
Carey graduated from Carleton University with a degree in English literature, studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and has been an illustrator for over twenty years. She has illustrated for many publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Carey now creates picture books, and has more than ten books to her credit, including the critically-acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, I Do Not Like Stories, What Happens Next, as well as Wet and Solutions for Cold Feet, which she both wrote and illustrated.
Her latest book, Lost Things, was inspired by the many things Carey has lost over the years, including a pair of tiny Barbie ballet slippers, her wallet, house keys, glasses and her patience. She has also found many things, including a compass, a small brass bell and more than one lost dog.
Carey teaches part time in the Bachelor of Illustration program at Sheridan College. She lives in Toronto, with her husband, two kids and their dog Rosie, and is often on the lookout for lost things.