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Ashley Belote

Ashley Belote is the illustrator of FRANKENSLIME and VALENSLIME by Joy Keller. She is the author-illustrator of numerous titles including THE ME TREE, LISTEN UP, LOUELLA, and WITCH & WOMBAT. Her forthcoming titles include DON'T WASH WINSTON (3/26/24 Feiwel & Friends) and SHEEPWRECKED (Random House, 2024).

She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Ashley is a West Virginia native, and earned her BA from Alderson Broaddus University. She earned her MA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate study included a children’s literature and illustration course, The Whole Book Approach, through Simmons College at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She also serves as the Illustrator Coordinator for the Carolinas chapter of SCBWI. Ashley is represented by Moe Ferrara of BookEnds Literary Agency. To learn more, please visit