1. Kate Baylay


    We have a real gem of an illustrator today (as of course we do every day)! Kate Baylay creates some of the loveliest book covers I’ve seen in a long time. Her blog is a real treasure-trove, with inner workings, sketches and more. Recently, she has even created some puppets out of wood, clay and other materials. Aside from her excellent book jackets, she also is interested in designing illustrated novels and children’s books. I’m sure her talents will keep her busy; we predict a long and successful career for Kate Baylay.