Awards & Recognitions:

2018

SCBWI Bologna Showcase Finalist

2016

SCBWI Bologna Showcase Shortlist

 

2014

SCBWI Bologna Showcase Shortlist

 

2012

SCBWI National Conference Illustration

   Portfolio Mentorship Award

SCBWI Artspot Featured Artist

MAPLE LAM

I am a children's book illustrator and author living in Greater Los Angeles, California.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  Are you from Canada?

 

A:  No. I was born and raised in Hong Kong. My family moved to Los Angeles when I was 11.

 

Q:  How do you come up with ideas?

 

A:  The more I read, meet with other creatives and travel, the more inspirations I get, and the easier it is to come up with fun ideas.

 

Q:  Is it true you are allergic to chocolate?

 

A:  Yes, unfortunately.

 

Q:  I want to write and illustrate children's book too.

Where do you suggest I start?

 

A:  SCBWI is a great place to start and learn about

the industry.

 

Q:  Other than illustrating and writing, what else do

you enjoy?

 

A:  History, playing competitive badminton, meeting fun people, museums, comics, ... And reading. I love books!

Q:  What do you do besides books?

 

A:  I am a Creative Director (North America) at Siteline Productions, an experiential design firm. I love working with our talented team and passionate clients, where we always try to create unique and unforgettable experiences for events and exhibits. I also have a special focus in eco-solutions, as there is no planet B.

I am also a columnist for the SCBWI magazine The Bulletin.