Morag Hood

Morag grew up in Edinburgh writing stories, splashing paint around and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, she spent a lot of time in theatres working backstage before studying for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Morag’s work is driven by story-telling, and she enjoys writing as much as illustrating.

Her picture book Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was awarded Joint 3rd in the Macmillan Prize 2014 and When Grandad Was a Penguin was Highly Commended. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was published in June 2016, and When Grandad Was a Penguin was published in January 2017. Her next picture book as author/illustrator, I Am Bat, was released in September 2017. All are published in the UK by Two Hoots.

She still doesn’t have a pet duck.