JAY COOPER has worked as a graphic designer of magazines, books, apparel, and advertising for two decades. He’s spent a large chunk of that time working for Broadway, where he’s created artwork and advertising for over one hundred Broadway musicals and plays. However, nothing makes him happier than returning to his literature-loving roots and writing and illustrating stories for kids. He is the author/illustrator of the Spy Next Door series and upcoming Pepper Party series from Scholastic Press (May, 2019); and the illustrator of Food Trucks!, Delivery Trucks! and the Bots series from Simon & Schuster (March, 2019).

Jay is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary. For more information, please contact Teresa at

Teachers and Librarians: For inquiries about Skype or school visits, please email me at:

Kids: Please send me an awesome letter! Maybe I’ll send you something back!
Jay Cooper
649 Valley Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040