After graduating with a first class degree in illustration from the University of the West of England, Lauren began her career by illustrating the prize-winning Anna Hibiscus series of fiction and picture books, written by Atinuke and published by Walker Books. Titles from this acclaimed series have been listed in Time Out New York's Top 50 Best Books for Kids, and have won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Excellence.

Lauren’s other works include: How To Find a Fruit Bat by Michelle Robinson (Orchard Books), Baby’s Got the Blues by Carol Diggory (Candlewick Press), Happy In Our Skin by Fran Manushkin (Candlewick Press) and Babies Don’t Walk, They Ride by Kathy Henderson (Templar).

Based in Bristol, when Lauren is not drawing or painting, you will find her at her allotment drinking tea instead of weeding.

Tobia’s pen-and-ink illustrations beg for repeat visits, with their refreshing portrayal of a bustling urban family…
Kirkus Starred (review of Baby’s Got the Blues)