Eija Sumner writes lyrical, quirky, and darkly humorous picture books. Her first picture book, Crocodile Hungry! comes out Spring 2022 from Tundra Books. Eija also writes novels for older kids and teens. 

Eija loves books. She loves reading them, writing them, and even hand-selling them as a bookseller at her local Indie bookstore.

She lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats, and one dog. Eija loves art, libraries, silly cat videos, socks, soccer, the Portland Trailblazers, fresh peaches, reading and sharing stories, bright colors, tea, her family, taking walks, and being warm. She does not like omelettes.

Eija has an MFA from Hamline University in writing for children and young adults. She is a member of SCBWI and active in her local chapter. 

Eija is represented by Natascha Morris at BookEnds Literary.