Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson
An illustrator/writer, wife/husband, loafer/taskmaster duo
Featuring our Cookie Chronicles presentation for 2nd to 6th graders. We will talk about the creative process, reveal the secrets of figurative language, and teach you how to draw a charming dog!
is an illustrator/print maker/commercial salmon fisherwoman who earned a BA from Williams College and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When she is not drawing stuff or eating ice cream or watching sappy late-90s rom-coms, she is, in all likelihood, fast asleep.
is a writer/art director/blues harmonica player who has so far failed in every attempt to be swashbuckling. He managed to secure a BA from Williams but was summarily rejected from every MFA program to which he applied—thus emboldening Robbi to remind him almost daily that he is a master of nothing.
Pretty much everything we do, we do together, and all of it involves the combination of pictures and words.
We live and work together in the hayloft of an old barn on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, while occasionally providing meals for our four small children. These days, we spend most of our time making books for kids—including the critically acclaimed middle grade series Cookie Chronicles and The Real McCoys and our picture books Sunrise Summer, Babies Ruin Everything, and Everywhere, Wonder.
We’re busy planning for our next big adventure: spending the 2022-23 school year living and traveling in a tiny home school bus, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states, and giving away 25,000 free books to students and teachers from low-income communities. Please join us!
When we’re not making books, we travel the country, visiting schools, giving talks, running workshops, and doing short-term residencies at conferences, elementary schools, colleges, libraries, and Fortune 100 companies. We also enjoy virtual programming. Contact us to inquire.
We check in with our readers and fans every day via the Daily Minute—a sixty-second glimpse into whatever project, adventure, or miscellany we happen to be consumed with on any given day.
How can you watch Robbi and Matthew… Live?
Tune in to Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/TheBookFairies