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 now lives in Ball Ground, Georgia (north of Atlanta) with her husband, daughters, and dog! She is also a co-creator of AuthorVisitCentral.com and the Author Visit Podcast.

Her first books about robots (or anything for that matter) are DOLL-E 1.0 and the companion story, T-BONE THE DRONE.

Mermaids Shanda drew when she was in 3rd grade.

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author