Kellie DuBay Gillis
Kellie DuBay Gillis writes picture books about things you find in nature, things you might not find in nature unless you know the magical places to look, things that happen to most kids, and things most kids wish would happen. She also writes middle grade novels about complicated things, like friendships and saving our planet. Kellie graduated from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and is an environmental scientist/communications specialist with over 25 years of experience blending her passion for protecting the planet with storytelling. She grew up on a street in Bay City, Michigan with kids who loved to make things and share neighborhood adventures on an old purple tandem bike. She now lives outside of Cleveland in Fairview Park, Ohio, with her family who loves to make things, go on adventures, and ride an old purple tandem bike. Kellie is the Regional Advisor for the Ohio North chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).