About Tricia

I grew up in Flushing, Queens, NYC. The youngest of five children, my childhood home was full of crazy noise, including the Long Island Railroad at eye level with my bedroom! I studied at all of the wonderful art schools of NYC: School of Visual Arts, FIT, The Art Students League, and National Academy of Fine Arts. From my first jobs at the NY Public Library, Shea Stadium, and Camp Ramapo for Children, I went on to art departments at the various magazines at the Time Life Building, On Air Broadcast Design at HBO and Cinemax, and various freelance projects such as the Op-Ed section of The New York Times.

I married a boy that grew up four blocks away, and we lived in New Jersey for twelve years. Six years ago, we sold our house, packed our lives in a moving truck, and relocated to the other side of the continent. We spend our free time soaking in the spectacular canyons and trails of the west coast with our two children.

In 2014, I illustrated my first picture book called “Yenta for Santa.” It’s in stores now!

I'm also a proud member of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. This organization motivates, inspires, supports, and constantly reminds me that the children's book industry is full of some of the most beautiful people. I'm the featured illustrator in one of their newsletters! (page 9 and 10):


And in May, I won for Best Portfolio at the SCBWI Central-Coastal California Artworks!

You can reach me at triciacandemeres@gmail.com
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