He grew up in Halifax and began illustrating stories in elementary school. He studied painting and art history at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. He began being published in the last year of his art program. His children’s books; A Forest for Christmas and The Terrible, Horrible, Smelly Pirate were short listed for Atlantic Book Award’s Lillian Shepherd Memorial Awards 2008 and 2009 respectively.
Content novel & Cover book front & back:
Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch. Top Shelf Productions, Aug. 2014.
“Eric Orchard.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Orchard. Accessed 23 Sept. 2014.
Maddy Kettle: The Adventure Of The Thimblewitch, 2014: Front cover.