Erin Kraan

Erin was raised in a family of woodworkers, sewists and painters, crafters who greatly influenced her chosen illustration medium: woodcut printing. She loves the process of carving her characters into wood and seeing how their quirky and whimsical identities come to life through the ink in the prints. If she could choose where and how to spend her time, it would be carving and doodling endlessly beside a lake, or trailblazing through the woods with her German Wirehaired Pointer, Freya. SOMETHING'S WRONG! (written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John) published in March 2021 and was an instant Canadian bestseller. Nerdycorn (written by Andrew Root), Erin's second book, debuted on the Pacific Northwest Independent Bookseller’s bestseller list.

Big mugs of milky coffee, cozy socks, chickadees, smelly candles, and the color green.


Something’s Wrong! (Macmillan, March 2021)
Nerdycorn (Simon & Schuster, Summer 2021)

Mouse Calls (Macmillan, Summer 2022)
Hurry, Little Tortoise (Random House, Summer 2022)
I’m Picky! (Macmillan, Fall 2022)
Nothing’s Wrong! (Macmillan, Winter 2023)
What Francine Found (Simon & Schuster, February 2023)

2018 SCBWI Los Angeles Summer Conference Portfolio Show Award Winner
2018 SCBWI Los Angeles Summer Conference Mentorship Award Winner