Linda Olafsdottir

Linda Olafsdottir is an Icelandic author and illustrator living in Reykjavik, Iceland with her husband and two children.  She has been drawing ever since she can remember and her studio in is a whirlwind of drawings, brushes, paint, elves and coffee cups. She’s happiest when spending time with her family, working in her messy studio, and writing and illustrating children's books. Linda has an MFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in the oh-so-lovely city of San Francisco.  Her illustrations have appeared in educational books, stamps, cereal boxes, children's clothing, and trade picture books, including three of Sterling Publishing’s Silver Penny Stories.  Linda was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. To read Linda’s blog and see more of her work, visit



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