Kelly Collier - Author/Illustrator

Kelly Collier

Author-illustrator Kelly Collier was born in Ottawa and grew up in Toronto. She has an identical twin sister and an older brother. As kids, Kelly and her sister drew all the time, mostly in an effort to "outdraw" their brother. Kelly studied illustration in college and has had lots of editorial work published, but has always wanted to create a children's book. The idea for A Horse Named Steve came from a doodle she did to fill a small empty frame at home. Kelly married a fellow artist who doesn't complain when her projects take over the entire house, she has a dog who sort of resembles Steve and she really loves gold.

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

Team Steve

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

Picture Books

Early Chapter Books