My name is Donna McKinnon.  I live in a cold, northern city and I spend a lot of time in bookstores trying to stay warm.  In fact, I used to work in an independent bookstore where I fed my passion for beautifully illustrated children’s picture books and poverty.  I am also an illustrator, fighting a very persistent and long-standing case of procrastination and/or laziness, depending on the day.  I have a BFA in Drawing and Visual Communications and a strong aversion to pineapples.  I am also in possession of a very lovely cat. She weighs 22 pounds.

This is a picture of me.  It was taken awhile ago.

My friend thinks it’s false advertising…I don’t think I’ve changed at all. Except I am now available in colour.

Why blog?

One more thing, this blog wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for my friend Kevin: word checker, web spinner, idea spiller, side splitter, and all around ass-kicker.  You. Da. Man.  You have my deepest appreciation.