Roth’s acclaimed work appears in dozens of books and
magazines for children. Her book work ranges from picture
books to chapter books. Whatever the project, her work is
imbued with a gentleness, humor and emotion.
Steph started drawing
from a young age. Her mother started teaching her how to
draw, “as soon as I could hold
a pencil,” she says.
Her love of books came from her childhood.
Before she could read herself, her German grandfather would
spend hours reading
her stories. “I can remember drawing pictures to go
with the text, a lot of the books he read to me were collections
of fairy tales and they didn’t have pictures in them.”
Creating pictures started as a way to have fun, make stories
more satisfying and keep busy and eventually turned into
Steph lives on California’s
Central Coast where she is an illustrator at large. In
her spare time, she likes
to garden, surf and tries in vain to train her pet parakeets
to say clever things.