I live at the top of a hill, near the edge of a forest in semi-rural New Hampshire, USA. There is a magic wand on my desk and a dragon in my basement. Everything else is nearly normal.

Over 60 children's books bear my name as illustrator or author/illustrator. You have access to some of the sites that feature my work using the links on the left side of this page.


When authors and publishers come to me for illustrations for their books, I need them to know that I will work with them only with a contract in place.

If an author seeks to self publish then I ask to know more about the work they are planning and the subject matter. If possible I like to see the text or a part of it.That is the best way for me to tell if it is something for which I can do my best work. But rememeber, if you wish to submit your work to a trade book publisher you do not need illustrations, just a really great story.

You may find me here, on Facebook, Linkedin, or at my email address: gingernielson(at)gmail.com

I enjoy working with publishers, and with independent authors.   You may contact me via the Contact page on this website.          






Meet NOVA, a lively rescue kitty, who keeps me company and keeps me busy. This cat loves to play catch and will insist upon it by meowing until I fetch her favorite toy.