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Lauren Gallegos

Biography

Lauren Gallegos

Lauren Gallegos earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 and has been illustrating ever since. When it comes to stories, Lauren has always loved books that warm the heart and touch the soul; timeless narratives that speak to your inner child. As a young girl she loved to pour over illustrations that were rich and full. Lauren still loves books that take you to mysterious places and let your imagination run wild with possibilities. Her biggest illustration influences are Chris Van Allsburg, Loren Long, Chris Sheban, Arthur Rackham and Scott Gustafson to name only a few.
 
Lauren is always looking for opportunities to illustrate great stories with the desire to see how her work will impact the young minds of our future. She is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, but will always remain a California girl at heart.

Lauren Gallegos

Books by Lauren Gallegos

Written by Alane Adams and Illustrated by Lauren Gallegos - Children's, Children's 4-8, Holiday

It's winter in Girard, Pennsylvania and the pond is completely frozen over --- ready for a young boy to go skating! --- but Georgie's ice skates are too small. All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow Georgie as he decides to take matters into his own hands by stealing Santa's identity --- and discovers what Christmas is all about.