Courtney-kid-unhappyCourtney grew up in small towns across East Texas where the days stretched long and hot. She would alternate playing outside with hanging out under the air conditioner reading books, creepy gossip magazines and watching cartoons.

She discovered she could draw when she impressed her little sister with a drawing of the Genie from Aladdin. She discovered she could draw for a career when she took an extra curricular class in Art History and immediately transferred from Government to Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

After that, she had a baby, moved to the east coast, had two more babies, and drew and painted and wrote in her spare time. (She still 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

If you are interested in school visits or summer classes, please visit the informational pages linked or contact me directly:

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