Hello! My name is Cortney Benvenuto. I'm an author and illustrator, an active member of SCBWI, and member of 12X12. I  live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, two amazing children, and our cat Mayberry.  As a child I spent my time climbing trees and reading books. After graduating Oregon State University with a BFA, I taught third/fourth grade at a private school for six years until I got promoted to my current day job; staying at home with my two and three year old who keep me on my feet. 

AWARDS and recognitions 

  • 2017 SCBWI Alaska chapter, fall conference poster contest winner
  • 2017 International Reggae Poster Contest, 2nd place 
  • 2017 Children's Book Academy Golden Ticket winner