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My Email: studio at quinette cook dot com

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My Agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt Agency



I’m available for presentations, workshops and school-library visits. I’m happy to talk about craft, writing and/or illustrating for children, or poetry. My presentations are for kids of all ages. Let’s talk about what you need.


Manuscript & Portfolio Reviews

Want feedback on your writing or illustrations? I’d love to work with you on your project.

I have an MFA in Writing for Children & YA from Hamline University and was the 2014-2015 MNSCBWI Writing Mentor.

As a former creative director I looked at a lot of portfolios. I have been invited numerous times to MCAD (Minneapolis College of Art & Design) by adjunct faculty member, Carrie Hartman, to review student portfolios.



So you want to be a children’s book writer or illustrator? That’s great! You should join our tribe – the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. I’ld love to tell you all about SCBWI, but there’s so much to say and besides the website does a much better job.

If you live in Minnesota, you can see what we’re up to on our website or Facebook. If you have questions, comments or recommendations about our region and events, please email me.


Check out this great video for a quick overview of SCBWI.






Quinette Cook is the illustrator of Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children and the recipient of the 2012 SCBWI Work of Outstanding Promise Honor Award for her YA verse novel GILT about a homeless 15-year old girl and her 5-year old sister. A former creative director, Quinette received an MFA in Writing for Children & YA from Hamline University in 2012. She also holds a B.S. in Commercial Art & Design from the U of MN. Quinette writes and illustrates for children because she believes in the transformative power of stories. She is represented by Linda Pratt of the Wernick & Pratt Agency.

Quinette currently serves as the Minnesota Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). She is available for speaking engagements and writing workshops, as well as writing and portfolio critiques.



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