Agent: Laurel Symonds
Mirka Hokkanen is an author-illustrator, with a love for fun quirky animal characters. She began her career as a fine art printmaker before transitioning to picture book illustration. KITTY AND CAT, her debut as author-illustrator comes out from Candlewick Press in 2023. She is also the illustrator of FOUR OTTER TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK and HARMONY HUMBOLT: THE PERFECT PETS QUEEN. When not holding a paint brush or a pen, Mirka likes to hike, knit, sew, and spend time with her family which includes her patient husband, three energetic kids, and two pets.