Naomi Canale grew up in the Sierra Nevadas where she was often thought of as the long lost sister of the Weasley family, or other fictional characters with wild imaginations and class clown tendencies.
Naomi has served as Co-Regional Advisor for Nevada SCBWI and has been a member since 2007. She now resides in Central Texas with her three boys, a dog and a cat, and is always looking forward to her next adventure. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with a sketch book or paint brush in hand. She’s been lucky enough to showcase her paintings in many places like Ironstone Vineyards, New York’s Rocking Horse Café, E3 Gallery, and Dreamer’s Café, in downtown Reno. She’s also been published in Direct Art Magazine, My Light Magazine, and SCBWI’s bi-monthly bulletin.
Influences: Marcus Zusak, Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Wolfe, Natalie Babbit, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R Tolkien, Neil Gaimen, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Mervyn Peake, Jodi Picoult, Ernest Hemmingway, Stephen King, and Kate Morton.
Artistic Influences: Travis Louie, Tim Burton, Georgia O’Keefe, Peter Brown, and Gustav Klimt.
Real life Naomi (scrunched in the middle):
Book cover Naomi: