About Me

Shanda (rhymes with panda) comes from a whole family of different kinds of artists and entrepreneurs! She studied art in Atlanta and New York City. But before writing and illustrating kids books, she taught art to high-schoolers.

Shanda is the mama of two young girls and the wife of a cute web developer. DOLL-E 1.0 is her very first book about robots or anything for that matter!

DOLL-E 1.0 is out now, and its companion story, T-BONE THE DRONE, will release September 2019. Shanda is currently working on the illustrations for FIRE TRUCK VS. DRAGON by New York Times bestselling author, Chris Barton! It is set to publish in early 2020.

Shanda's Newspaper Article

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author