About Mikey Brooks

When Mikey was little he got most of his writing inspiration from the dark woods that surrounded his grandparent’s farm house in Missouri. Now that he’s older, he get his inspiration from the over active imaginations of his children. He will swear to you that his house is overrun with imaginary dragons, unicorns, fairies, and of course—magic; which is always good when trying to come up with a new story to tell. 

Illustration has always been a love of Mikey’s. His art has been seen in many forms from picture books, Ocelot Scott, by Carolyn Quist, and Lucius and the Christmas Star,  by Jim Long, to murals for community art productions. He creates full-room murals and loves to doodle on almost anything. He also works freelance Illustrator. Check out his some art in the Gallery or view his portfolio.

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. He’s had several poems and personal essays published in university sponsored literary magazines and was awarded 3rd place for his personal essay, Waiting for the Morning Sun to Rise, in the Utah Arts 23rd Annual Writing Competition. He is the author/illustrator of several books including BEAN’S DRAGONS, the ABC ADVENTURES series, and author of the middle-grade fantasy-adventure novel, THE DREAM KEEPERHe is also one of the hosts of the Authors’ Think Tank Podcast.

Mikey’s greatest hopes is to continue to share his stories and art with the world.

You can find Mikey on Twitter: @mikeybr00ks and Facebook: as Mikey Brooks

Visits and Presentations

Do you live in Utah?  Mikey would be thrilled to come and present at your school.  Please contact him and let him know you are interested.  Also let him know if you’d like him to present on writing, or illustrating, or both.  Mikey likes his presentations to be interactive with the students so let him know how many will be in the class so he can bring enough goodies/memorabilia for all of them.  
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Have a book club?  Mikey would love to come.  Please contact him and let him know you are interested.  Although his books are not available as of yet, he’d love to know what you’re reading and discuss them with you.  Mikey’s general genre is middle-grade and young adult, but he does venture out of the realm when offered a good read. Email Mikey Brooks


Interested in having Mikey illustrate for you?  Just  email Mikey Brooks for rates and availability at: insidemikeysworld{at}gmail.com.  He can produce illustrations for anything, a single image, a full length picture book, cover art, or even book marks.  No project is too large or too small. He is anxious to share his talents with the world.

VISIT: InsideMikeysWorld.com for more information and a price guide.

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