Yeliz began to love drawing in her mid-twenties and realised that she was quite good. She had always wanted to do something creative, however, she was unsure how or what. For some time Yeliz assisted in a Tattoo Parlour, drew for friends and then one day she drew what we now know as the front cover for her fabulous debut children's book, Flynn's Window. This was inspired by her cat Flynn who seemed to be constantly daydreaming whilst looking out of the window. She mainly draws pen and ink style and she is influenced by Chris Riddell, Alphonse Mucha, Beatrix Potter, John Tenniel, Tim Burton and Dr Zuess. Yeliz writes and Illustrates part-time whilst being a superstar in her day job for a fantastic large company in London, U.K.
L.A. Osakwe was born in Belize. She has travelled extensively throughout the U.S., spending many years in New York where she obtained her BA degree in English from Hunter College. Her travels allowed her to have interesting perspectives on the places and people who have crossed her path. Currently, she resides with her family in Belize.
Left school at fifteen in 1962. Worked in Fleet Street for a while and had many other jobs including Meat Porter, Road Construction Worker and Baker, just to name a few.
Loves reading; anything and everything. Been interested in Motorcycles all my life and the culture surrounding them.
Family: Farm workers on Mother’s side (Essex), mother’s maiden name ‘Oliver’. Father’s family: Dockers (stevedores), Grandad was a Deal Porter in Surrey Docks, residing in Peckham and Deptford.
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