Kelly Collier - Author/Illustrator

Kelly Collier

Kelly Collier grew up in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from Sheridan College's illustration program in 2001. Kelly's debut children's book A Horse Named Steve, which she wrote and illustrated, was published in 2017 by Kids Can Press.

These days Kelly is lucky enough to work from home on multiple books. Kelly currently works digitally in Procreate. She prefers to write and draw in a humorous style, with quirky, flawed characters. She is mom to a one-year-old girl named Frankie and dog mom to a retired greyhound named Buddy.

A Horse Named Steve

2018 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Short-listed
2017 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2017 - First and Best List, Toronto Public Library, Winner
2017 - OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association, Winner

Izzy in the Doghouse

2022 - Chocolate Lily Book Awards, Chapter Book category, Short-listed

Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle

2023 - Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, Washington Library Association, Nominated

Team Steve

2019 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Picture Books

Early Chapter Books