Anne Keenan Higgins
If your parents met in art school, there's a good chance some creative genes will be passed on to the next generation. It was certainly the case for Anne Keenan Higgins who grew up with 10 brothers and sisters in Michigan. After graduating from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Anne began a career as an art director at various advertising agencies in Detroit. Along with her sister Emily, she moved to California and after a few months of painting handmade cards and selling them to local shops, Anne developed her signature whimsical style and began licensing her artwork to the greeting card, gift and book publishing industry. Anne returned to her native Michigan roots and is currently writing and illustrating her third book, for Running Press. Fictionally Fabulous, her first book with Running Press is publishing April 2017. She continues to work with clients around the country including Papyrus, the Children's place, Scholastic books, and Condé Nast among many others. She lives in a small historic town just outside of Detroit with her partner in crime, Jason.