My name is Lisa Konkol and I’m an artist and writer. Creating picture books combines my love of children, storytelling, art, and writing. It’s an exciting challenge to develop an engaging story-line, find the perfect words, and create illustrations with unique perspectives and colors. I’m eager to make books that make children laugh and encourage them to develop a love of reading!

As an artist, I was designated a Master Artist by the American Juried Art Salon. My paintings have been in galleries, and I’ve received commissions. I’ve been a technical writer for over thirty years. (My degree is in business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with an emphasis in English.) I’ve been an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for over six years and was awarded a mentorship.

In November, I completed my debut picture book, Who’s Behind the Mask? It was a fascinating journey, and I hope to share my knowledge with others through my blog. 

In May 2021, I was honored to have my illustration chosen for the Kidlit411 website banner and Facebook page. I was interviewed and featured in their Illustrator Spotlight. Thank you Kidlit 411!

Kidlit411 Interview

In June, I was excited to be featured by the Society of Illustrators SI Kids website. I created a video teaching a quick craft and reading my book. Come join me!

SI Kids

In September, my video of “Who’s Behind the Mask?” was included in a juried art exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Overture Center for the Arts

I’m married, have three grown children, and three young grandchildren. I’ve lived in Chicago, New York, France, and Wisconsin.  If you have any questions or comments about art or writing, please feel free to visit my Contact page. Thank you for visiting my site.

Amazon link to Who’s Behind the Mask?