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Phoebe Wahl is an award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and surface designer whose work focuses on themes of comfort, fantasy, and intimacy with nature and one another. She grew up unschooled in Washington state and credits her free-range childhood in the Northwest for much of her inspiration and values.


Phoebe's first children’s book, Sonya’s Chickens was the recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator, and her most recent book, Little Witch Hazel was an Indie Bestseller, Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Title, as well as being named one of the Best Books of 2021 by BookPage, BookRiot, Booklist and the Chicago Public Library. Her other titles include The Blue House, Backyard Fairies, Paper Mice (written by Megan Wagner-Lloyd) and the illustrated YA novel Phoebe’s Diary (Little, Brown 2023). Her clients include The New York Times, Maisonette, Figo Fabrics, Ingrid Michaelson, Patagonia, and Anna Sui.


Phoebe lives in Bellingham, Washington with her family and two rambunctious cats.

She is represented by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary.


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Snail Mail: PO Box 5911 Bellingham, WA 98227


9/5, 6pm PT PHOEBE'S DIARY launch at Village Books, in Bellingham, WA conversation with Emma Radosevich *TICKETED EVENT*

9/9, 3pm PT PHOEBE'S DIARY launch at Powell's City of Books in Portland, OR in conversation with Lindy West

9/16 time TBA PHOEBE'S DIARY reading + q&a on Instagram Live @phoebewahl

11/5, 11-5pm PT OPEN BOOK: a Festival for Readers, Ferndale, WA


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