The Wonderful Lily Coulombe

As you know, we’ve written all about our adventures … and we wanted a cover image which showed all of us near Minnow’s church on the edge of a cliff by the sea. Because we were so busy writing and programming, we knew we needed an illustrator, but we wanted someone really good at drawing wild places like Lowood.

So, we started our search by googling ‘drawing of cliff by the sea’. That led us to Lily Coulombe … and this image, which is still one of the first images you come to if you put ‘drawing of cliff by the sea’ into a that google search.



We found Lily here on this link and we were hooked!

When we received Lily’s first draft of the cover, we could not believe how much like our imagination her drawings are.


And, from there, began an amazing partnership. Lily has done so many amazing drawings and paintings for us. We hope that through our books so many people will get to see her work!


Lily, you are amazing, and we hope your career as an artist really takes off!!

To see Lily’s work, follow this link:

Please note that copyright for all images is owned by Lily Coulombe, but that I have her permission to use the images on all printed, online and manufactured materials associated with my writing and this website.

FairiesFaeriesSome images are by Skye, Minnow, Ben and the Frankster. See the map of Lowood, for example.