My name is Rogério Coelho, I'm 43 years old and I live in Curitiba, a city in southern Brazil, I've been working as a professional illustrator for twenty years.
I was able to consolidate a career in Brazil, I have already illustrated more than 100 books for the main Brazilian publishers and I received twice the Jabuti Prize (2012 and 2016) the most important literary prize in Brazil.
In 2015 I started working for other markets outside Brazil, initially for Storytime Magazine, an English magazine aimed at children. In 2016 I began publishing in the North American market, by Sleeping Bear Press with the book "Books do not have wings" and, also, by Tilbury House Publishers with the book "Boat of Dreams", an authorial book published in 2015 in Brazil and that had its American edition published in 2017.
The book "Boat of Dreams" received the gold medal (children's picture books-all ages) in the Independent Publisher Book Awards 2017 (IPPY).