Virginia Wright, born in 1958 as Virginia Brown in Belfast, Maine, was raised in the coastal Belfast area throughout her childhood and into her teen years. Wright is an awarding-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. She is also the author of an educational nonfiction book for older aged children through adult, titled: Buzzzzzzzz: What Honeybees Do.
Wright first became published in 1981 when one of her works published in Washington County Magazine (a then local magazine). "Faith," "The Blessing," and "Rosarium" came out in an anthology, Soundings by the Poetry Fellowship of Maine. Wright received a World of Poetry Merit Award⏤with Rank: Honorable Mention (1987) for her poem, "Faith." The poems "Picture Memories" and "Life, Love, Inevitably Death" are published in Our Day of Passing Anthology a collaboration of 30+ other talented Co-authors around the globe. Wright has written several other books, her first a children's book, The Princess and the Castle, A Fairy Tale (2010) and two other fairy tales followed, The Prince and the Dragon and Crying Bear. Wild Animal Sounds, a book released in 2014 for toddlers, is the first book in her MY First Book collection. The Christmas Secret: Mikey's Story, was published in 2012. Timothy the Christmas Mouse storybook and the companion, Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book for Children, released in November 2015.
As an illustrator, the cover Wright illustrated for Steampunk Alice by Dennis Higgins won the AUTHORSdb Gold Award (2014). Wright won the AUTHORSdb Silver Award (2016) in the cover contest from Timothy the Christmas Mouse Coloring Book For Children. She spent several years as a beekeeper and used that experience to write a short nonfiction book for all ages, Buzzzzzzzz What Honeybees Do, ranked #1 Amazon Best Seller in three categories (2016). Wright's latest releases in 2017 are seven children’s and adult coloring books.
Wright and her husband of over forty years spend summers in Maine and winters wherever the sun is shining the brightest.