E. B. Goodale (‘Good’ + ‘Ale’) was raised by a family of musicians just outside Boston, MA. She learned to play violin at the ripe old age of five while simultaneously kicking off her writing and illustrating career. At 18 she decided to prioritize visual art over music and attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. She credits her years working at the original Curious George store in Harvard Square for not only her education on an unbelievable breadth of children’s books, but also her friendships with amazingly talented children’s lit people.

She fell in love with printmaking in college and worked for many years as a press operator in several letterpress studios. This work influenced her illustration style and, as time went on, transformed into letterpress designs. She creates a specially branded line of cards with Smudge Ink, which have sold thousands worldwide. Her work is licensed with Postable.com and her designs have been featured in Real Simple Magazine.

E. B. creates picture books from her home in historic Salem, MA where she lives with her husband, Jeff, her son, August, and a black cat named Green. 




Picture Books