Society of
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Speaker Profile - Beth Mills

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Texas: North
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Beth Mills is an illustrator who also occasionally writes things. She wrote and illustrated Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen, winner of the International Literacy Association’s Primary Fiction Honor and the 2019 Writers League of Texas Picture Book Award) and illustrated the Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies series, written by Sue Fliess. She is currently working on an unknown number of projects stuffed into desk drawers, file cabinets, and bookshelves around her house. Beth is from Texas and says “ya’ll” and “howdy” unironically. Beth’s favorite things to draw are quirky characters, animals in clothes, and monsters. Beth’s favorite thing to write is funny fiction. Her least favorite thing to write is her bio. You can learn more about Beth at

Presentation Description:

Beth is now available for presentations! Beth has been working as a freelance writer and illustrator for over 5 years and has several projects in her portfolio. Her debut picture book, Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen, will be released Fall 2019. Beth’s presentation options include an interactive story time, a character or story draw-along, Q&A, and illustration work shops! Presentations can be tailored to fit any age and any group size. Drop Beth a line at for more information and rates.