Marie-Louise was born in 1962 in Dublin where she studied Illustration. Her first three books were published in Ireland where they gained considerable recognition winning two Bisto Merit Awards (for best children’s book) and Bisto Book of the Decade, two Reading Association of Ireland Awards and an IBBY Honour.
Although having lived in Dublin most of her life Marie-Louise is a compulsive traveller having spent two months roughing it in Australia and working as a writer in residence in the States. Whilst working in the US she met fellow illustrator Michael Emberley. They married and now live in County Wicklow, Ireland.
I'M A TIGER TOO! - Gullane (Shortlisted for Bisto, 2002). (A Schools and Libraries Book of the Year 2000-US)
YOU, ME AND THE BIG BLUE SEA - Gullane (Bisto Book of the Year 2003)
DEAR TOOTH FAIRY - HarperCollins US
JASMINE'S LION by Angela McAllister - Doubleday
SILLY MUMMY, SILLY DADDY - Frances Lincoln (Shortlisted for 2007 Irish Book Awards)
SILLY SCHOOL - Frances Lincoln
I AM I - Roaring Brook US
THERE - Roaring Brook US (Shortlisted for Bisto Award 2010)
THE NEW KID - Hodder
Fiction for 10+ All Orion Children's Books - TIMECATCHER, DARK WARNING and HAGWITCH (winner of the CBI Book of the Year Award and the Honour Award for 2014)
OWL BAT BAT OWL - Walker Books
"I’m a big fan of wordless picture books and this one is a cracker." Jill Bennett, Reviewer and consultant for Early Years Education.
"Wordless books offer children – and adults – multiple opportunities to tell and retell a story, and here the eyes definitely have it as Fitzpatrick skilfully uses her characters’ expressions to show readers how Bats and Owls become friends." THE IRISH TIMES
Taken from: IRISH TIMES, TELEGRAPH and GUARDIAN