Sheila A McGraw

Sheila A McGraw

Houston, TX

Sheila McGraw is well known for her children’s books, including the classic Love You Forever (Munsch, Firefly, 30 million in print)

McGraw was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Houston, Texas in 2006. At the start of her career she toiled in the sequin mines of ad agencies and fashion houses as an illustrator and copywriter. In 1986, she was approached by Firefly Books to illustrate Love You Forever. McGraw subsequently wrote and/or illustrated fifteen picture books and how-to craft books (papier-mâché, gifts, sewing, decorating) for children and adults.

She has appeared on innumerable TV and radio shows in both the USA and Canada as well as speaking engagements for groups, schools, and art and writing workshops.

Her art is collected and shown widely and can be viewed online at

She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Canada, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Canadian Children&;s Book Center, and the Art League of Houston. Her paintings are represented online by Saatchi, and by the Loch Galleries in Canada.