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About Us

We are Geoff and Ashlee Wagner,

a husband-wife, illustrator-writer team. 

Here we are with our two little people, livin' the sea life!

FAQ Time!

Q:  Hey, you guys are weather people right?  Why are you making kids books?

A:  Dude, you're totally right, but the correct term is "meteorologist."  We both earned our BS and MS degrees in meteorology, but reading to our kiddos sparked our creativity in creating children's books. 

Q:  Are you qualified to do that?

A:  Absolutely not.  However, we have been studying the art of making children's books for years, and we continue to work hard, take classes, practice, share and get critiqued as often as we can.  We believe the best qualification is passion, not resume. 

Q:  What do you do for your day job?

A:  Geoff works as a computer programmer for the National Weather Service, and Ashlee "retired" from her meteorologist job a few years back and now teaches and homeschools the kids. 

Q:  What craft organizations are you involved in?

A:  We are members of the SCBWI, Kids Comics Unite and Studio, we are students of the Kids Comics Intensive, and members of a few critique groups. 

Q:  What are your favorite graphic novels?

A:  Geoff:  Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang


Ashlee: So many!  The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang made my heart sing!  It is beautiful in so many ways, from the story to the art, and I see our son in the prince.  When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed was probably one of the most moving graphic novels I've read, and it made me want to put on my activist hat.  I had so much fun with Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable and Stephanie Yue (both books and looking forward to the third!).  The Hilo series is a house favorite!  I could go on but will end it here for now!

Q:  What's the deal with WagWorksGA?

A:  When deciding on a domain name, we learned that in this craft, it is a good idea to use your name for a website.  But, we both have unusually spelled names.  If someone spelled Ashlee correctly, they may spell Geoff as "Jeff," and that wouldn't work!  Or if they got Geoff right, they might spell Ashley with a "y," which also wouldn't work. 

So, we mashed up our last name, Wagner, with "Works" as in art-works, because we love alliteration.  The G and the A stand for Geoff and Ashlee.


And there it is: !

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