I'm Rachael McLean, an award winning children’s book author and illustrator, living in a beautiful coastal town in Australia. I love writing stories and drawing magical pictures to bring them to life.
I’m the author and illustrator of My Best Friend is a Unicorn and its companion My Best Friend is Dragon (June 2020), two magical tales of friendship and the power of make believe.
My illustrations can be found worldwide in over sixty beautiful kid's books, as well as on greeting cards, in magazines and on surface design.
My drawings spring to life from my trusty Wacom tablet, using a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop. Inspired by bright colours and all things whimsical, I love using clean shapes, bold colours and subtle textures, creating playful pictures to make people smile.
When I’m not drawing in my little studio with its beautiful mountain views, you can find me taking long walks on the beach with my rescue pup Mister Barkley and my husband.
I am proudly represented by The Bright Agency.
Penguin Workshop, IglooBooks, Imagine That Publishing, Bookoli, Blue Rabbit, Clever Publishing, Quirk Books, Fleurus Editions, Noel Tatt, Second Nature, Cherry Lake, Bookworks LLC, I am a Bookworm, Pat-A-Cake, Balloon Media, U.S Games Systems Inc, CSS Industries
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