Gillia M. Olson


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“From near to far, from here to there, funny things are everywhere.” —Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, and R. L. Stine

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, and I’d love to help other kids discover a love of reading.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read! Read as much as you can, see what you love, and then create what you love.