Author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler busy working on new books
July 31, 2014
Wheeler, a 2006 University of Wisconsin-Stout art graduate, is continuing to
build on the success of her first children's book.
Wheeler wrote and illustrated "Miss Maple's Seeds" (Nancy
Paulsen/Penguin Books), which made it to a New York Times best-seller list in
Since then Wheeler has been busy illustrating several other
She created the artwork for author Holly Black's "Doll
Bones," which won a prestigious Newbery award in January. The book was
published by Simon and Schuster.
In April, Wheeler's illustrations came out in Mara
Rockliff's "The Grudge Keeper." The book has received several strong reviews,
Wheeler recently signed a four-book deal to illustrate a
preteen series called "Cody," by Tricia Springstubb.
In addition she is illustrating a new Penguin picture book,
"Our Baby," by Varja Bajaj along with "Tell Me a Tattoo Story" by Alison McGee
for Chronicle Books.
Wheeler, a Wisconsin native from Solon Springs, lives in Los
Angeles with her husband, Adam, who is a UW-Stout alumnus as well.