J. Angelique Johnson grew up in the foothills of Colorado. She earned a degree in English from the University of Minnesota, Mankato, and has been writing nonfiction for children since 2009. Her books range from mythology to step-by-step tips on how to find the right pet, which she has two of (one dog, and one cat who likes to terrorize the dog). She now lives in south central Minnesota with her husband and two children (who terrorize one another).
Kyle’s passion for art began at a very early age and led to art lessons beginning in kindergarten. Throughout high school Kyle won various local and national art competitions. During these years, he began developing a portfolio which led to his acceptance to Columbus College of Art and Design. In college, Kyle’s interests expanded to include comics, animation, sculpting, illustration, toys, architecture, writing, traditional painting, and photography. In 2004 Kyle graduated with a BF in both Illustration and Animation.
Upon graduation, Kyle was hired by American Greetings in Cleveland where he specialized in Juvenile and Humor card illustration. Upon leaving American Greetings, Kyle quickly developed a client base including children's art for cards, trade books including picture books, first & young reader books, board games, and educational textbooks. Kyle Poling is represented by Liz Sanders Agency at (509) 993-6400.