ILLUSTRATOR/AUTHOR-IN-RESIDENCE AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
WILL HILLENBRAND is a celebrated illustrator and author whose published works include over 65 books for young readers. In addition to his own self-illustrated titles, he has illustrated the works of writers and retellers including Verna Aardema, Judy Sierra, Margery Cuyler, Judith St. George, Phyllis Root, Jane Yolen, Karma Wilson, Maureen Wright, Daniel Pinkwater, Olivier Dunrea, Eve Bunting and Jane Hillenbrand. Will has lived most of his life in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he grew up as the youngest of four boys. He now lives in Terrace Park.