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Judith Christine Mills

Judith Christine Mills

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Judith Christine Mills is a sculptor, painter, illustrator, writer and artist-educator. Since 1980, her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries across North America, and can be found in many private and corporate collections, including those of Anne Murray, Reader's Digest, Esso Resources, Shell Oil Canada, The Edmonton Art Gallery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Kodak Canada, The Cornwall Centre (City of Regina), The City of Toronto Art Collection, The Toronto Board of Education and The Canada Council for the Arts. In 1995, she wrote and illustrated her first children's book, The Stonehook Schooner (Key Porter Books, Toronto). Her second illustrated book, The Painted Chest, was published by Key Porter Books in 2000. She is also the author of 5 novels for middle readers and young adults, including The Goodfellow Chronicles Series ( The Sacred Seal, The Messengers and The Book Of The Sage ), The Strange Voyage Of The Raconteur, and Carew, all for Key Porter Books. She was the illustrator of 2 books for Stoddart Publishing in Toronto (Jim McGugan's Bridge 6, in 1999, and Maureen Hull's Wild Cameron Women, in 2000 ) and 2 for Barefoot Books in Bath, U.K. (Caitlin Matthew's While the Bear Sleeps, in 1999, and Edith Tarbescu's The Boy Who Stuck Out His Tongue, in 2000). In recent years, she has self-published - through Amazon.com -  a work of historical fiction about North West Company voyageurs ( Philippe and The Magic Cup - A Voyageur's Tale) a satirical novel (Graehares) under the pseudonym Lennox St. George, a fantasy novel for middle readers (The Omen Lord), and two picture books ( Night Owls and Rowdy and Ed's California Road Trip). From 2000 to the present, Mills has conducted readings, seminars and workshops for children in clay sculpture, illustration and creative writing through the Toronto and Mississauga library systems, The Toronto, Halton and Peel Boards of Education and several area private schools, and in 2009 was invited to participate in the annual 3 day 'MASC Young Author's and Illustrator's Conference' in Ottawa, offering seminars and mentorship to 250 students from Grades 4 to 8. In 2015, Mills completed her Artist-Educator (Mentor) training at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She is also a member of CANSCAIP (The Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers), CCBC (The Canadian Children's Book Centre) The Medallic Art Society of Canada, and the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) Her books, illustration and artwork can be viewed at her website:  www.judithchristinemills.com. She is also on Instagram (Judith Christine Mills), Twitter (@jcmbooks) and LinkedIn (judith christine mills)

Email:
judithchristinemills@rogers.com
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
Genre:
Children & Young Adult novels and picture books
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes