Bio:

 Photo credit: Katie Emery Photography

Photo credit: Katie Emery Photography

TINA KüGLER draws and paints her quirky artwork digitally and works very hard to make it look like she is not using a computer at all. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three sons and a cranky lizard named Jabba.

Tina wrote and illustrated SNAIL AND WORM, a collection of easy reader stories about two small friends (2016 Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers). The sequel, SNAIL AND WORM AGAIN, is a 2018 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. SNAIL AND WORM ALL DAY, coming September 24th, 2019, is the third installment in the series and Tina's tenth book.

IN MARY'S GARDEN (2015, HMH), written and illustrated by Tina and her husband Carson Kugler, is a biographical picture book about the life and work of Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl.

Tina illustrated THE CHANGE YOUR NAME STORE (2014) and its sequel, NO MORE BEIGE FOOD (2016), both written by Leanne Shirtliffe and published by Sky Pony Press.

She spent many years as a Storyboard Artist for animation studios such as Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros., and is currently a Character Layout Artist on The Simpsons for Fox Television Animation. She also owned a children's bookshop and worked in the youth department of a public library. Tina volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and has little to no spare time.

Tina is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary.

Tina Kügler, author and illustrator of "Snail & Worm Again," was named an honoree for the 2018 Theodor Geisel Award. These awards were announced on Feb. 12, by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting held Feb. 9-13, 2018, in Denver.
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