Ginger Swift is a pen name for the creative team at Cottage Door Press. We use a name like this when we work together on a story. We choose a name that stands for "red bird," which is our cheerful little mascot.
Angela Li is an illustrator and visual development artist working in the entertainment industry. She studied Illustration at Art Center College of Design and has since then worked on a wide range of projects from commercials, books, theme parks, to an animated Disney Junior tv show, "Miles From Tomorrowland". Her love of children's books led her to also illustrate books for major publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and Cottage Door Press. In the past she has also worked as a concept designer for Walt Disney Imagineering and believes the best part about her job is getting to bring stories to life through her artwork!
She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she enjoys her free time traveling, doodling, and hanging out with her awesome cat!
Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books. Our books are designed to spark curiosity in the littlest readers and fan the flames of lifelong learning. We understand children deserve our respect. That's why we always select artwork and stories that encourage caregivers to "read up" to their little ones––exploring interests together, learning together, and giving their young minds room to grow.
We also believe in creating stories that reflect the boundless possibilities of all children. We hope to create books that inspire little ones to connect, encourage them to dream, give them cause to celebrate, and allow them to see themselves beautifully reflected in the stories they read.
To bring these beautiful stories to life, our diverse and talented staff collaborates with authors and illustrators from all backgrounds and nationalities. We have also partnered with multicultural brands and literacy organizations to make sure our books reflect and reach as many little ones as possible.