Authors & Illustrators

Illustrators

Cara Lockhart Smith

Author and Illustrator

The Berwick Bear and his Fiddle (author and illustrator), Bear in a Boat in the Borders (author, with Jennifer T. Doherty, and illustrator), The Mouse of Gold, The Fierce and Gentle Wolf, Secrets of the Smugglers House, illustrator.

Cara Lockhart Smith is an artist, and an acclaimed and highly experienced author and illustrator, with books translated into many languages. Her books for Serafina Press – The Berwick Bear and his Fiddle, and Bear in a Boat in the Borders – are now into their second printing. Cara lives in the Scottish Borders, and is working on new projects. Her blog is at www.caralockhartsmith.wordpress.com



Sophie Elm

The Sea Dancer at St Abbs, The Treasure at North Berwick

Sophie Elm is a freelance illustrator working under the alias of Jeff Josephine Designs. The Sea Dancer at St Abbs and The Treasure at North Berwick were both projects for Serafina Press completed within her first two years of graduating from Edinburgh College of Art. Since then, she has gone on to produce her own range of art prints, ceramics, textiles and stationery, as well as completing a variety of commissions, from bespoke wedding stationery to hand painted commemorative ceramics. To find out more about Sophie’s work, please go to: www.jeffjosephinedesigns.co.uk

 



Katherine CoultonKatherine Coulton

The Lion of St Andrews, The Sailing Bear of the East Neuk

Katherine’s artwork comes from a lifelong passion for sketching.  She uses a mix of both hand-drawn illustration and digital media to create her unique pencil images, influenced by traditional artists and printmakers, and a love of landscape and history.  Her favourite thing about illustrating children’s books is when she can go wild with detail!

She is currently creating her own range of homeware – under her new name Katherine O’Shea – but is still using the traditional pencil-drawing method that she loves.

To follow her progress, visit www.katherineoshea.co.uk 



Lidsay GrimeLindsay Grime

The Pirate Kings of Eyemouth

Lindsay Grime is a Scottish illustrator based in Paris, where she works on a variety of projects from magazine illustration to packaging to graphic novels. She also loves to create illustrated ceramic plates and wooden boxes which she exhibits in galleries across the UK. She completed The Pirate Kings of Eyemouth while studying illustration at Edinburgh College of Art.

www.lindsaygrime.co.uk

 

 



Gillian Stewart

The Unicorn of Holy Island, The Sea Unicorn of Mull (spring 2017)

Gillian Stewart is an illustrator and bookbinder and prize-winning graduate of Glasgow School of Art. The Unicorn of Holy Island was her first book.

www.gillianstewart.co.uk

 

 


Alexa Rutherford

Paxton, the sheepdog who couldn’t

Alexa Rutherford is a Scottish illustrator with wide experience in children’s books with publishers in both the UK and USA.

 

 

 


Authors

Cara Lockhart Smith

Author, The Berwick Bear and his Fiddle, Bear in Boat in the Borders – see above.

 

 

 

 

 



Jennifer Doherty PortraitJennifer T. Doherty

The Eyemouth Mermaid, The Pirate Kings of Eyemouth, The Lion of St Andrews, The Sailing Bear of the East Neuk, The Sea Dancer at St Abbs, The Treasure at North Berwick, The Unicorn of Holy Island, The Sea Unicorn of Mull (Spring 2017)

Bear in a Boat in the Borders (with Cara Lockhart Smith), The Mouse of Gold, The Fierce and Gentle Wolf (with Gerald Goldin)

Jennifer T. Doherty studied English at Glasgow University, and after many years in London, now lives in the Scottish Borders and Glasgow. She was the owner of The Smokehouse Gallery in Eyemouth, where Serafina Press was launched in 2006.



Gerald GoldinGerald Goldin

The Mouse of Gold, The Fierce and Gentle Wolf (with Jennifer T. Doherty)

Gerald Goldin is an award-winning American physicist and writer. He is inspired by the history and landscape of Scotland.

 

 

 



Fay Waddell

Secrets of the Smuggler’s House

Fay Waddell enjoys local history and was a founder member of Gunsgreen House Trust which benefits from the sales of Secrets of the Smuggler’s House.

www.gunsgreenhouse.org

 


J.K.Fox

Paxton, the sheepdog who couldn’t

J.K. Fox is a writer based in Scotland and the U.S.A. This is her first picture book.

www.jk-fox.com

 

 


 

Printers

Martins the Printers Logo

Martins the Printers

Printers of all the Serafina Press books since our launch.

From the beginning, we decided to work with a local printer, and we were fortunate to have a highly professional book printer very close, near Berwick-upon-Tweed. Martins have helped us through every step of making the books happen – design, production and distribution. (And the odd panic.) We are substantially smaller than some of their mainstream publishing customers, but Martins are happy to work with small, large, and self publishers alike, in order to bring their publication projects to fruition.

www.martins-the-printers.co.uk

 

 


 

Website Design & Development

Hillside Creative is a creative graphic design and website development company based on the Scottish Borders.

www.hillsidecreative.co.uk