R.W. Alley


Agent: Emily van Beek
Partner | YA, middle grade, and picture books

You can find more information on R.W. Alley’s website.

I’m an illustrator and author of books for children: picture books, board books, chapter books, books with flaps and folds and even books with wheels. I also illustrate stories in magazines, individual book jackets, posters, packaging, educational materials, and just about any project designed for children.

For several years, I’ve been illustrating the Paddington Bear books. I’ve also collaborated with my wife, Zoë B. Alley, to illustrate her two comic panel picture books, There’s a Wolf at the Door and There’s a Princess in the Palace as well as Andrew Clements’ Because Your Grandparents Love You and New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein’s Enzo Races in the Rain, Enzo and the Christmas Tree Hunt, Enzo’s Very Scary Halloween, and Enzo and the Fourth of July Races. I’m also the author and illustrator of Clark in the Deep SeaGretchen Over the BeachMitchell on the Moon, and Annabelle at the South Pole. In addition, I enjoy travelling to schools, libraries, book festivals and professional conferences to talk about making books and illustrations. I can’t think of a better job!