Nicola Killen is the author and illustrator of The Little Rabbit, the feature book in our March Picture Book Box. Nicola worked in greeting card design before going to art school. She lives in Cambridge, England.
MARMALADE BOOKS (MB): You graduated from the Cambridge School of Art in 2009 winning an award for the Best New Talent. Then in 2011, Julia Donaldson (Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo) chose your book Fluff and Billy, as one of her favourite picture books of the year. This must have been very exciting and an inspiring way to start your career as a children’s author and illustrator. Did it help to open doors for you?