Molly Ruttan

Molly-2018_fin-(cropped)MOLLY RUTTAN is an author/illustrator who grew up in beautiful Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. She and her twin sister spent their childhood drawing, painting, playing music and making all kinds of things—stuffed animals, games, and of course, books! Molly graduated with a BFA in graphic design from the Cooper Union School of Art. She was selected as an SCBWI Illustration Mentee in 2015, and has since won several SCBWI honors. Her author-illustrator debut, THE STRAY, is forthcoming from Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, and she is also illustrating THE THIEF by Abigail Rayner for NorthSouth Books. Molly is married to her childhood sweetheart and fellow musician, with whom she has three daughters. They live in Echo Park, California, where she works as a graphic designer and artist. You can find her online at

Molly is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel for more information at rko(at)


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