2014 Portfolio Honor Award, SCBWI International Conference, New York

2013 Portfolio Honor Award, SCBWI International Conference, Los Angeles

2013 SCBWI Mentorship Award

2010 Don Freeman Memorial Grant, Runner-up






oh, hello!

I grew up in Loveland, Colorado, where I spent my childhood days drawing cats, mermaids, and treehouses.  When not drawing I could be found making shoe box dioramas, building snow forts with my brother, or watching The Muppet Show.  

In 2001 I earned a BFA in Printmaking from Colorado State University.  After a brief move to Austin, Texas, I headed to New York City where I attended the New York Academy of Art and earned an MFA in Figurative Art with a concentration in drawing and relief printmaking.  I have been a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators since 2005.

I've illustrated several books for kids including BABY LOVE by Angela DiTerlizzi, HENRY WANTS MORE! by Linda Ashman, and the CUPCAKE COUSINS series by Kate Hannigan.  My first book as author/illustrator, BRAVE MOLLY, will be released by Chronicle in the spring of 2019.  

I live in Colorado with my husband, Bill, our twin babies, and our dog, Olive.

Thank you for visiting!



I am represented by Marietta Zacker of Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.  For project inquiries please email Marietta at marietta@galltzacker.com

If you'd like to say hello, please send me an email at BrookeBoyntonHughes@gmail.com




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