Meet The Family


Approaching the world with a wide-open gaze, Esmè the Curious Cat travels the world seeking adventure, meaning, and connection in every space and situation she finds herself. Come along with us on the adventures of a lifetime with our fearless feline friend who leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes!

Erin Spencer


Erin is a freelance artist illustrating children's books, teaching painting classes, and in one way or another, creating! She is based in New Hampshire with her husband and two puppy dogs.

EM Valentine


Author, adventurer & life-liver: EM is the brains and driving force behind the world of Esmè. She is an intrepid optimist with a keen sense of adventure, eye for design, hand in fundraising, and heart for philanthropy. EM writes all over the world and is on a mission to ignite and empower individuals and organizations to "be the change you wish to see in the world".

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All illustrations created by Erin Spencer