Rowboat Watkins is mostly a dad who likes to tell stories and draw. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of Rude Cakes. He won a 2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award New Illustrator Honor.
Rowboat Watkins isn't his real name, it's what his wife has called him for the past twenty years. He writes, "Why Rowboat? Well...I'm the first to admit I'd be a lousy speedboat. And I'm way too shy to be a showboat. And way too weak to be a tugboat. And too gloomy to be a love boat. And (Sadly) not swashbuckling enough to be a dream boat. And no one wants to be called a dinghy. So that left rowboat. Nothing fancy, but great to have around when the ship starts sinking.
Learn more about Rowboat on his website.