Lucy Ruth Cummins is an Art Director with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and Paula Wiseman Books where she works on a range of titles from picture books to young adult novels.

She made her picture book illustration debut with a parody of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree titled The Taking Tree. She has worked on a number of award winning and notable picture books including Cats' Night Out, Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope, Monsters Eat Whiny Children, Mousetronaut, Me Want Pet, Guess Again, and The Boys.

She is the art director behind best-selling series including The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick, The Summer Series by Jenny Han, and Kenneth Oppel's This Dark Endeavor series.

As an illustrator, she is represented by Emily van Beek at Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management. For queries in that regard, please reach her at and visit Folio's website at

She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is a fast food connoisseur.