• Kaz Windness is an author-illustrator who loves to make her readers laugh. Kaz specializes in cute (and sometimes spooky!) characters with lots of humor and heart for kids of all ages. 

    Kaz studied children’s book illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) where she was a valedictorian graduate in 2002. A proud SCBWI member, Kaz volunteers as the Rocky Mountain Chapter Illustrator Coordinator (2009-present). She is passionate about helping artists succeed and believes education is key. She is a professor of illustration and curriculum author at RMCAD (2013-present) and RMC-SCBWI illustrator mentor. 

     Kaz is obsessed with squishy-faced dogs, waffles, and all things spooky and witchy-woo-woo. She loves working in watercolor, acrylic, collage, pencil, but mostly Photoshop. There’s not much she won’t turn into an art supply. 

     Kaz lives in Colorado with her English teacher husband, two sons, and a bunny-obsessed Boston Terrier named Remy. 

    Kaz is represented by Tim Travaglini at Transatlantic Agency http://transatlanticagency.com.

    Visit Kaz at www.WindnessBooks.com.


  • Kaz Windness is the author and illustrator of Mother Goth Rhymes (2019), If UR Stabby (2021), Swim, Jim! (2022), and Bitsy Bat, School Star (2023). Kaz loves to make her readers laugh. She specializes in cute (and sometimes spooky) characters with lots of humor and heart. www.WindnessBooks.com