J.H. Everett is a visual storyteller, writer, and creativity expert. He earned a Ph.D in Early Modern History from the University of California, Irvine. He speaks at numerous conferences and writes and illustrates for the L.A. Times, and national on-line magazines. He is also a regular contributor to the Children's Book Insider's, "Illustrator's Corner." He holds research credentials at major museums and libraries around the world. He is a Phi Beta Kappa and holds honors in many academic societies and has won numerous awards for his academic work and his teaching.
Ev has created concept art for Scholastic Books and the Jim Henson Company. He is currently co-writing and co-illustrating the middle-grade non-fiction series, Haunted Histories, for Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt with Marilyn Scott-Waters. He is also currently writing and illustrating the picture books Stop Hugo Stop!, Good Night Too Tight and the middle-grade, Gen. George Washington is a Vampire. His current illustration project is The Candy Palace, for the MMJ Foundation and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Along with Studio 5, Ev has also been invited to create a gallery show of his art and literature in children's books for the renowned Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco for the Fall of 2011. He is also currently developing and directing a children's literature and art tour of the UK for the summer of 2011.
He is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, Inc.
"Working together to make the best possible books for children."