Sheena Dempsey is an exciting talent whose latest work will launch her into the select band of most sought-after author/illustrators. Sheena is the illustrator of the pigeontastic Dave Pigeon (Faber & Faber, 2016) series written by Swapna Haddow. Nominated one of The Best New Children’s Books of 2016 by the Guardian and shortlisted for this year's Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, Dave Pigeon is flying high. The third title in the series, Dave Pigeon (Racer!), will publish next year.
Sheena’s latest picture book commissions include illustrating Fearne Cotton's debut children's book Yoga Babies (Andersen Press, 2017) which since its recent publication has already sold in nine territories including US, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden and Australia. Sheena is currently working on the second title in the series.
Sheena is also illustrator of Billy Button the Telegram Boy (Barrington Stoke, 2016) written by Sally Nicholls and is shortlisted for this year's Book of the Year Award by Children's Books Ireland.