Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Kevan Atteberry

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Western Washington
Age Levels: 5-10 and 11-13
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Kevan is a writer/illustrator of award-winning children's books including the 2019 Crystal Kite Award, Western Division, Ghost Cat. He spent decades running a graphic design studio, a greeting card company and a few dalliances in the nuttiness before breaking into picture books. His books include,  Bunnies!!!, Puddles!!!, and I Love You More than the Smell of Swamp Gas. Among books he has illustrated for others are Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson, Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett, and Frankie Stein by Lola Schaefer. 

But Kevan's biggest claim to fame may be creating Clippy the Paperclip, the Microsoft Word helper. At one point it was annoying hundreds of millions of people a day. He finds an odd kind of pride in this...