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Rebecca Harrison Reed is a children's book author and illustrator based in Annapolis, MD. She holds a BFA in printmaking with a minor in art history. Rebecca received her MFA in painting and printmaking from Florida State University, where she studied under the noted British abstract painter, Trevor Bell. She also studied art at the Cité Universitaire de Paris in Paris, France.

Rebecca is the illustrator of The Train to Maine and Only Cows Allowed. She is the recipient of the Silver Medal for Best Illustrator in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and the IPPY National Bronze Medal for Best Children's Book (for Only Cows Allowed). She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a recipient of the SCBWI New York Showcase Grand Prize Art Award. She is also a member of The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, where her work was accepted into the Illustration West 59 exhibit.

Rebecca has been writing stories and drawing pictures since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Throughout her stories and illustrations, Rebecca strives to capture a sense of adventure and magic in order to transport the reader to another place. She enjoys falling in love with her characters and escaping completely into the worlds she creates for them. Rebecca‘s illustrations are a mixture of pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, and digital. 

Rebecca lives with her husband, Justin, and their dog, Scarlett.



Rebecca is represented by Adria Goetz at P.S. Literary Agency.


Read Rebecca's article on the inspiration for the art in Only Cows Allowed.

Read Rebecca's article on creating the art for The Train to Maine.

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