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Sarah Asper-Smith

Where: Juneau
Genre(s): Children's Literature
Job(s): Designer

Email: sarah (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska: My cabin at Lutak Inlet in Haines.

Bio: Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Sarah loves color and good typography, form and function; curry and goat cheese and fresh herbs, the sound of waves and the sound of wind, word play and Scrabble and puns. Spending time alone in her cabin in the woods, she came up with the idea for a children's alphabet book. Using unusual collective nouns for groups of animals, she wrote and illustrated her first book. She has seen a smack of jellyfish and hopes to avoid stumbling into a nest of vipers. Her second book, I Would Tuck You In, was a collaboration with her husband, Mitch Watley, who illustrated the many different northern animals and their young.


  • I Would Tuck You In, (children's literature), Sasquatch Books, 2012
  • Have You Ever Seen a Smack of Jellyfish? (children's literature), Sasquatch Books, 2010

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Listing last updated: February, 2013

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