Nikki Floreno


Amelia the Flying Cat

Hello! I’m Nikki Floreno, a children's book illustrator and author. Fables & Fauna is my small press studio, where I focus on creating animal children's books that "Never give up, never grow up!"

My first children's book is Amelia the Flying Cat, a story about a cat who was adopted by birds and wants to fly like every-birdie else. But can a cat without wings fly? (Crowdfunded via Kickstarter in April 2017, thank you backers!!)

I'm a GA local artist/author, a child-at-heart who still watches cartoons and loves rainbow sprinkles. But I've got the experience to back up my grand book-making adventure, too: a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Sequential Art, studied abroad in Tokyo with the legendary Stan Sakai of Usagi Yojimbo, and led a team that won semi-finalist in the Disney ImagiNations contest.