Michael J. Rosen
Writer. Illustrator. Editor. Ceramic Artist. Over the span of his career, Michael J. Rosen has been credited with creating over 130 picture books, middle-grade and young adult novels, collections and anthologies, cookbooks and sideline items such as boxed greeting cards. His philanthropic efforts have sought an end to childhood hunger and offered support to animal welfare agencies. Among reader favorites is Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas which received a 1993 National Jewish Book Award for best children's picture book. Readers of all ages will discover much of interest at
WILL is a celebrated author and illustrator whose published works include over sixty books for young readers. In addition to his own self-illustrated titles, he has illustrated the works of writers and retellers including Verna Aardema, Judy Sierra, Margery Cuyler, Judith St. George, Phyllis Root, Jane Yolen, Karma Wilson, Maureen Wright, Daniel Pinkwater, Olivier Dunrea, Eve Bunting and Jane Hillenbrand. In his work, Will uses a combination of traditional drawing methods and direct impression media to create his magical illustrations.
Will has lived almost all of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park, Ohio. Will is the first Illustrator and Author Residence at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Additionally, Will is a charter member of the Greenacres Artist Guild. Information about his books, selected readings, art process videos and activity ideas can be viewed at