Beth Mills is an illustrator who occasionally writes cleverly layered laugh out loud stories. 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.
Awards / Honors
- 2023 Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year- Beatrice Bly’s Rules for Spies
- Junior Library Guild Selection, Ella McKeen, Kickball Queen
- 2018 SCBWI Narrative Art Award
- 2019 Writers League of Texas Book Awards, Picture Book winner
- 2020 ILA 2020 Children’s and Young Adults Book Award honor recipient