K. Rose Quayle is a New Orleans native who resides in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her degree in Graphic Design from Pittsburgh Technical Institute and did coursework in Communications Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She is the author/illustrator of Look Left, Walk Green: A Shocking Tale of Losing the Past and Choosing to Gain the Future (2017), The Book of Moon: an Loúr ihn G’éalach (2019), Skittle’s Little Book of Kitten Wisdom (2020) and This Business of Becoming Mad (2021). She has had artwork published in Asylum Magazine and Open Minds Quarterly and has had work shown at MuseumLab Pittsburgh, through West Windsor Arts Council, with Mindscapes Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh’s Mental Health in All Mediums project. Her writings have appeared in Y’inz Mad?, Sledgehammer Lit and FolkLab’s Mad May event.
Ms. Quayle’s art and writings focus on the first-hand experience of living with a mental illness in order to educate and reduce mental health stigma. In her free time she collects vintage toys (many of which can be seen on her blog Yello80s.com), takes photos, likes to travel with her husband and hang out at home with their pets. Rose identifies as she/her, mentally ill, mad, disabled, and neurodivergent.
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