Courtney-kid-unhappyCourtney grew up in small towns across East Texas where the days melted into each other. She would spend her summers watching clouds, hiking her grandma’s farm and catching grasshoppers and on one very memorable day, a butterfly.  When it got too hot, she would retreat inside and sit under the window unit, soaking up the cold air while reading books and creepy gossip magazines and watching She-Ra cartoons.

She discovered she could draw when she impressed her(very difficult to impress) little sister with a drawing of the Genie from Aladdin. She doodled on notebooks and did drawings for friends all through elementary, middle and high school but didn’t take drawing seriously until she took an Art History class in college. Then, (thanks to a wonderful teacher) she took it very seriously and transferred from Government to Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

After many days covered in charcoal and paint, she got married,  had a baby, moved to the east coast, had two more babies, and drew and painted and wrote in her spare time. (She still loves cartoons, books and creepy stories and really misses Tex Mex)


Her first book, “Maya was Grumpy” was published in 2013, by Flashlight Press.

Her second written & illustrated picture book, “DRAGONS RULE” will be released in 2017 from Little Simon, Simon & Schuster.

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For questions regarding book or illustration work please contact:

Tricia Lawrence
Erin Murphy Literary Agency

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address: Courtney Pippin-Mathur
PO Box 25651
Alexandria, VA 22313