Lauren is the author and illustrator of When Emily was Small and Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem. She has lived on both coasts of Canada, always within reach of the sea. She currently lives in a 140-year-old house in the wilds of Nova Scotia with her librarian husband, two curious children, an ever-expanding collection of books, two hives of bees, and one cat. She has a Visual Arts BFA with Honours from the University of Victoria, and a certificate of Fine Furniture from Camosun College. Along the way, she has learned to make a Queen Anne Highboy, a pottery mug, a hand knit pair of socks, a headstand, and a mess. She is represented by Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.
When Emily was Small, written and illustrated by Lauren Soloy, published by Tundra Books, Summer 2020.
Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem, written and illustrated by Lauren Soloy, published by Tundra Books, Summer 2021.AWARDS
When Emily was Small was shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration (2021), and named an Honour Book for both the Shelia Barry Picture Book Award (2021) and the TD Canadian Children’s Picture Book of the Year award (2021).