Picture of writers and co-founders Kerrine and Jason

Meet the team

The Butterfly Books team are passionate, committed and experienced. Our team come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Working together, we use our passion and creativity to bring each Butterfly Book vision to life, and work tirelessly to challenge gender bias in a variety of work places.

Read more below about each member of our team, our background and fun facts about each member of our Social Enterprise.

Kerrine Bryan – Founder and Author

Born in Birmingham, UK, Kerrine is also an award-winning electrical engineer.  She currently lives in New York, USA with her husband, 2 daughters and pet fish.

“I have a passion for inspiring the young, introducing them to the career options available to them and ensuring diversity in all fields of work.” 

Favourite food: Nasi goreng
Favourite colour: Yellow
Favourite place: Anywhere my family are (but preferably anywhere in the sun!)
Hobbies: Dance, Taekwondo and Guitar
Favourite Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

 

Picture of kids at a Butterfly Books event
Picture of Kerrine Bryan at a Butterfly Books book signing

Jason Bryan – Creative Director and Author

Jason works in finance and is a keen writer.  Also born in Birmingham, he now lives in Surrey, UK.

“Having 2 daughters, I’m concerned that children are not exposed to the range of opportunities available to them early enough in life. I hope that the books will not only educate, but also inspire and entertain.”

Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite colour: Green
Favourite place: Wherever my children are happy (and Mexico!)
Hobbies: Gym training and reading
Favourite Book:

Marissa Peguinho – Illustrator

Based in London, UK, Marissa’s illustrations and artwork can be described as energetic and playful.

“Working on these books makes my soul sing! I learn a lot on every journey with them and the Butterfly Books team are amazing to work with! It’s rewarding to know that my artwork is helping to make a positive  change in society”

 

Favourite food: A variety , but i enjoy crispy duck pancakes for a treat or lapas in madeira with a sprinkle of lemon

Favourite colour: All colours
Favourite place: Portugal
Hobbies: Dance and country walks
Favourite Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.

Corey Brotherson – Editor

Corey has been a professional writer and editor since 2001, creating copy and content for websites, publishers, magazines and TV, including Yahoo! ITV and PlayStation. He has also scribed a variety of comic book stories since 2005, and is the co-creator of women focused sci-fi anthology Deadlier Than…, and the critically acclaimed ongoing graphic novel series, Magic of Myths (with artist Sergio Calvet).

He’s also the adapting writer and line-editor for Yomi Ayeni’s award-winning transmedia series Clockwork Watch, and is currently co-writing branching narrative videogame Windrush Tales, with writer and journalist Chella Ramanan.

“Getting to see Kerrine, Jason and Marissa’s talented work come together from conception to finished work is a wonderful and fulfilling experience.”

 

Favourite food: Saltfish fritters

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite place: Wherever my home, wife and cats are 🙂

Hobbies: Reading, gaming, watching football, watching movies

Favourite Book: Although it’s technically a graphic novel series, Sandman (written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by many different talented artists) influenced my entire perspective on writing.

Meet the team

Picture of writers and co-founders Kerrine and Jason

The Butterfly Books team are passionate, committed and experienced. Our team come from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Working together, we use our passion and creativity to bring each Butterfly Book vision to life, and work tirelessly to challenge gender bias in a variety of work places.

Read more below about each member of our team, our background and fun facts about each member of our Social Enterprise.

Kerrine Bryan – Founder and Author

Born in Birmingham, UK, Kerrine is also an award-winning electrical engineer.  She currently lives in New York, USA with her husband, 2 daughters and pet fish.

“I have a passion for inspiring the young, introducing them to the career options available to them and ensuring diversity in all fields of work.” 

Favourite food: Nasi goreng
Favourite colour: Yellow
Favourite place: Anywhere my family are (but preferably anywhere in the sun!)
Hobbies: Dance, Taekwondo and Guitar
Favourite Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

 

Jason Bryan – Creative Director and Author

Jason works in finance and is a keen writer.  Also born in Birmingham, he now lives in Surrey, UK.

“Having 2 daughters, I’m concerned that children are not exposed to the range of opportunities available to them early enough in life. I hope that the books will not only educate, but also inspire and entertain.”

Favourite food: Pizza
Favourite colour: Green
Favourite place: Wherever my children are happy (and Mexico!)
Hobbies: Gym training and reading

Marissa Peguinho – Illustrator

Based in London, UK, Marissa’s illustrations and artwork can be described as energetic and playful.

“Working on these books makes my soul sing! I learn a lot on every journey with them and the Butterfly Books team are amazing to work with! It’s rewarding to know that my artwork is helping to make a positive  change in society”

 

Favourite food: A variety , but i enjoy crispy duck pancakes for a treat or lapas in madeira with a sprinkle of lemon

Favourite colour: All colours
Favourite place: Portugal
Hobbies: Dance and country walks
Favourite Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami.

Corey Brotherson – Editor

Corey has been a professional writer and editor since 2001, creating copy and content for websites, publishers, magazines and TV, including Yahoo! ITV and PlayStation. He has also scribed a variety of comic book stories since 2005, and is the co-creator of women focused sci-fi anthology Deadlier Than…, and the critically acclaimed ongoing graphic novel series, Magic of Myths (with artist Sergio Calvet).

He’s also the adapting writer and line-editor for Yomi Ayeni’s award-winning transmedia series Clockwork Watch, and is currently co-writing branching narrative videogame Windrush Tales, with writer and journalist Chella Ramanan.

“Getting to see Kerrine, Jason and Marissa’s talented work come together from conception to finished work is a wonderful and fulfilling experience.”

Favourite food: Saltfish fritters

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite place: Wherever my home, wife and cats are 🙂

Hobbies: Reading, gaming, watching football, watching movies

Favourite Book: Although it’s technically a graphic novel series, Sandman (written by Neil Gaiman and drawn by many different talented artists) influenced my entire perspective on writing.