Hello! My name is Sophie, and I write and illustrate picture books.
I lived in New Zealand until the age of 8, grubbing around with lambs and standing on rusty nails in bare feet, then we moved to Scotland, where there were duffel coats and cold Christmases. Then I lived in London on a houseboat for a bit, which was fun and cosy. Now you can find me in Italy, doing my best to eat gelato every day.
I've pretty much stuck with watercolour and pen since day one, and use an upturned pot as a footrest. Most of my work stems from the curiousness of human nature, the magic in a friendship between children and animals, and usually includes a handful of other creatures just being a bit suspicious.
Occasionally I chat to people in the outside world, you can read a couple of recent conversations about work in general here, and about my first book Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast, here. And here is a small mention of Little Doctor in the New York Times, just because that's a little thrilling to say.
For inquiries re bookish work, please contact my agent Jen Rofé at Andrea Brown Literary Agency jennifer(at)andreabrownlit(dot)com
For anything else, commissions or book questions or anything else that comes to mind, you're very welcome to reach me at:
Sophie Gilmore, Via Mazzini 86, 56125 Pisa PI, Italy
And of course you can find me on social media, where I share a little more in the way of sketches, or news, or inspiration: