Illustration has always been a love of Mikey’s. His art has been seen in many forms from picture books to murals for community art productions. He creates full-room murals and loves to doodle on almost anything. He also works full-time as a cake artist and decorator at a bakery. Check out his art in the Portfolio tab.
Aside from writing and illustrating, Mikey also love to read middle-grade and young adult fiction, narrate picture books, sing, and even sew. That’s right he also sews! He’s made practically everything from, Elizabethan costumes for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, to modern style wedding dresses. Mikey’s greatest love is his family. He gets more than inspiration from them; he gets support, courage, and most of all happiness.
Mikey Brooks has a BS in English, emphasis in Creative Writing, from Utah State University, 2009. He wrote the fantasy-adventure novel, The Dream Keeper 2013, author illustrated ABC Adventures: Magical Creatures, 2013, Bean’s Dragons, 2012, and Trouble with Bernie, 2012. He illustratedLucius and the Christmas Star, by Jim Long, 2012, Bongo Flo and Ocelot Scott, both by Carolyn Quist, 2012. He’s had various illustrations published for several authors and enjoys every minute he gets to create art. He’s had poetry and personal essays published in university sponsored literary magazines 2007-2009, and was awarded 3rd place for his personal essay, Waiting for the Morning Sun to Rise, in the Utah Arts 23rd Annual Writing Competition, 2011.
Mikey is also one of the hosts on the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast a show by writers for writers. He is also a food photographer and his work is featured on www.ourcreativekitchen.blogspot.com, Brooke Stephenson’s fabulous recipe blog.
You can find Mikey on Good Reads at: http://www.goodreads.com/InSideMikeysWorld on Twitter: @writtenbymikey on Pinterest at: http://pinterest.com/writtenbymikey/ at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Mikey-Brooks/e/B00B8ICZ4W and on Facebook: as Mikey Brooks
You can visit Mikey’s website at http://www.insidemikeysworld.com.