About Hayley Helsten



Hayley grew up painfully shy but full of wonder. Her cheesy but adorable parents and seven crazy siblings brought her love and laughter, but she rarely spoke outside her home until she was a teenager. She did, however, find plenty of opportunities to express herself, dancing everywhere she went and drawing on every surface she could find. She fought every day to be happier, healthier, and weirder.

Hayley has grown (slightly) taller and wiser since those days, but she still believes life's greatest joys are dancing in public, laughing until you cry, and eating chocolate chip cookies for dinner.

She now gets to enjoy life with her cute husband Jeffrey and their happy baby Lucy. They live part time in their small but cute home in Utah, and part time in their VW bus named Magnolia. Both homes are full of kisses and covered in illustrations of all kinds.

Check out more of Hayley’s work at HayleyHelsten.com!


S & H Team


Sara Madden Author

S & H

Hayley Helsten Illustrator