Kyra Teis

Kyra Teis is a children’s book author-illustrator, a graphic novelist, and an avid sewer of costumes. When she’s not making art, you can find her cheering wildly with her husband at their two daughters’ soccer games and musical theater productions.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Nobody in my family is fancy at all. They never even ask for sprinkles.” – Fancy Nancy, by Jane O’Connor

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Melissa Sweet, Jennifer & Matthew Holm, LeUyen Pham

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Read. Everything.