About Us

It all started with a doodle and a scribble...

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Hello! We are Doodles & Scribbles: long-time friends and established writer/illustrator duo creating lovely books for little explorers…

Lucy and Jenna met at university in the ‘90s and have been friends ever since. They now work merrily together, combining their backgrounds in Poetry and Fine Art to create beautiful books for young bookworms. Their debut publication, Parrots Don’t Live in the City!, launched to great success in 2017 and their second book, Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City!, is set to follow suit.

Lucy Reynolds (author) grew up on a farm in't countryside, and developed her love of the natural world roaming free in the great outdoors. She now lives in the Big Smoke but remains an avid bird spotter, leaf identifier and flower picker, despite her urban environs. Lucy’s fascination with all things wild comes from her West Country origins, and drew her to study the two great noticers of nature, Thomas Hardy and G.M. Hopkins, for her PhD in Poetry. From a successful career in consultancy and project management of inspirational community programmes, Lucy returned to her first true love: the written and spoken word. To find out more about Lucy, take a peek at her interview on The Early Hour.

Jenna Herman (illustrator) grew up in Staffordshire, where she fostered creativity from a young age drawing and painting, and photographing her toy Trolls & Sylvanian Families amongst the flowers in her garden. Always passionate about art and photography, Jenna went on to pursue a degree in Fine Art and career in photoshoot production and magazine publishing before returning to art and becoming a designer and illustrator. Jenna’s children’s book illustrations are inspired by the beauty of nature all around us; using details from leaves, flowers and insects to create pattern and pretty designs. To find out a little bit more about Jenna, take a look here.

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Jenna and Lucy make regular appearances at schools, Children’s Literary Festivals, and family events, and offer a thoughtful range of readings and workshops for audiences of all ages. To book a visit, please click here