Chantal Bourgonje grew up in National Park "De Hoge Veluwe" in Holland and is an illustrator and writer of children’s books, now living in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside in the UK. She studied fashion illustration in Holland after which she worked in large offices all over the world. She escaped the world of offices to do a degree in sequential illustration and narrative, graduating with a 1:1 Hons degree in 2011. Since graduating she has been awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, has been highly commended in the MacMillan Prize and AOI Awards and has illustrated over 40 books.
In her stories and illustrations she likes to focus on empathy, compassion and kindness.
Next to writing and drawing, Chantal has a lifetime passion for animals, the natural world, history and language. She lives with her tv-scriptwriter husband and two whippets in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, giving her plenty of inspiration.
Read interviews with Chantal here and here
Chantal is represented by by Hen & Ink Literary Studio and is a PAL member of SCBWI.

To contact Chantal directly you can email her or call her on +44 (0)7904 866087

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