Lauren Gallegos earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and has been illustrating ever since. When it comes to stories, Lauren has always loved books that warm the heart and touch the soul; timeless narratives that speak to your inner child. As a young girl she loved to pour over illustrations that were rich and full. Lauren still loves books that take you to mysterious places and let your imagination run wild with possibilities. Her biggest illustration influences are Chris Van Allsburg, Loren Long, Chris Sheban, Arthur Rackham, and Scott Gustafson to name only a few.

Lauren is always looking for opportunities to illustrate great stories with the desire to see how her work will impact the young minds of our future. She is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, but will always remain a California girl at heart.

For Children's Publishing inquiries
please contact the CATugeau Artist Agency at:

Christy Tugeau Ewers:  christy@catugeau.com
917-434-3141

For all other inquiries, personal commissions,
comments, questions, contact me at:
LaurenGallegos@Hotmail.com

The Circus Thief
Alane Adams, Spark Press

Pick A Pie
ReadingA-Z.com

The Santa Thief
Alane Adams, Spark Press

The Zookeeper
Heinemann

Funny Bunny
Heinemann

Kobee Manatee: Shipwreck Sea Friends
Robert Scott Thayer, Thompson Mill Press

Ernie's Wish Trail
Maia Orion, augpix.com

The Egg Thief
Alane Adams, Spark Press

The Parking Ticket
Reading A-Z.com

The Littlest Angel of All
Terry Mayfield

Kali's Regress
J. Mark Boliek, Split Rail Multimedia

The Lion and The Mouse
Reading A-Z.com

The Coal Thief
Alane Adams, Spark Press

Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure
Robert Scott Thayer, Thompson Mill Press

Three
Reading A-Z.com

Stone Soup
Reading A-Z.com

Dimplemeyer’s Design
Al Weiss, Little Hill Publishers

Kobee Manatee: Heading Home To Florida
Robert Scott Thayer, Thompson Mill Press

Be Little
Chris Karim,
Letkidslead.com

Vulture Verses
Diane Lang, Prospect Park Media

Ghost Tales
Travis Flynn

On The Day Love Was Born
Dana Cerrito, Little Hill Publishers

The Mahogany Door
J. Mark Boliek, Split Rail Multimedia

Kirkus Review's Best Indie Book of 2016 (The Egg Thief)

2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award - Children's Book Cover Design (Kobee Manatee 2)

2016 Readers' Favorite Gold Medal - Children's Educational Category
(Kobee Manatee)

2016 Readers' Favorite Book Finalist - Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction
(The Coal Thief)

2015 Foreword Review IndieFab Finalist
(Kobee Manatee 2)

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards - Children's Picture Book - Hardcover Category
(The Coal Thief)

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards - Children's Educational Category
(Kobee Manatee Book 2)

2015 Moonbeam Book Awards SILVER - Picture Book - All Ages
(The Coal Thief)

2015 Readers' Favorite Book SILVER Award - Children's Adventure
(Kobee Manatee 2)

2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards BRONZE Winner - Children's Book category
(The Coal Thief)

2015 International Book Awards Winner - Children's Educational
(Kobee Manatee)

2014 Foreword Review Indie Finalist
(Kobee Manatee)

2014 EUREKA! HONOR winner - California Reading Association
(Vulture Verses)

GOLD Winner of Mom's Choice Award 2014
(Kobee Manatee)

Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards - Education Category
(Kobee Manatee)

SILVER Award, Children's/Young Adult Book—Illustrated, 2013 PubWest Book Design Awards
(Vulture Verses)

“Best of Show - Alumni”, Art-4-Health Juried Exhibition

3rd Place and Honorable Mention, Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

Postcard Contest Winner, SCBWI Illustrator’s Day

2nd Place in Acrylic, 15th Orange Open Juried Exhibition­­

“Honorable Mention”, Realism Contest, MyArtContest.com

“Best of Show - Alumni”, Art-4-Health Juried Exhibition

1st Place in Drawing/Illustration, 14th Orange Open Juried Exhibition

“Judge’s Choice Award”, SCBWI Illustrator’s Day Portfolio Contest