Morning Circle Media Illustrators:

MCM illustrator Alyssa Kreilick

Alyssa Kreilick

Alyssa Kreilick is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  She has illustrated three Morning Circle Media books to date: Slide!; Lucha and Lola; and Baker Bear Bakes a Cake. Her newest book, The Rise and Fall of Sandcastle Town, debuts in 2017.

In addition to illustrating children’s picture books, Alyssa works for Kreilick Conservation, LLC as an historic preservationist.    

Alyssa lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  Her favorite pastimes include hiking in Fairmount Park, cooking and travel.

MCM Illustrator Mohammed AhmedM

Mohammed Ahmed

Philadelphia artist, Mohammed Ahmed, created the beautiful watercolor illustrations for Morning Circle Media's first Arabic/English book, Let's Cook For Ramadan! 

Mohammed earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Sudan.  He lives with his wife and three daughters in Philadelphia.  


CM Illustrator laura eyring

Laura Eyring

Laura Kaderabek Eyring is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.  She received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude.  In 2001 she received her BS in chemistry from Drexel University (abandoning her career as a waitress).  She now works as an analytical chemist for the Philadelphia Water Department and draws late at night when her husband and two children are asleep.  Freeing the Birds is her first children’s picture book.  

Laura and MCM President Cynthia Kreilick are collaborating on another children's book, The Lighthouse, due out in 2018.