Hi, I'm Niki Offutt. I'm an author, illustrator, cartoonist and pattern designer. In 2022 I released my debut picture book Raven Runs Free and I'm currently working on my next book, No Bananas on the Boat. I sell colorful shorts with pockets featuring my artwork.
I grew up helping my dad rescue broken boats on the water and helping my mom sell shoes by the seashore. I studied journalism and history at UF and worked as a magazine and newspaper editor and designer for many years. I also studied environmental engineering at FAU and worked at an engineering firm. During that time I got my storytelling fix by founding a tour company on Miami Beach called Flamingo Running Tours.  
I live in a multi-cultural, multi-language home with my husband and two kids in Vero Beach, Florida, a swanky seaside town 30 miles east of Yeehaw Junction.  
Instagram: @nikioffutt
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