Jamie Bills

mom / writer / picture book addict

Writing Tips, Book Lists & a Few Fun Ideas

Sharing writing tips I pick up on my path to publishing picture books, some great book lists, and a few fun bookish ideas. Thanks for stopping by!


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Text image box reading Amy Nielson recently hosted me and June Smalls on her podcast Author(ish) check it out. Text box is light teal.

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Hi there, I’m Jamie


My name is Jamie Bills. I live in Michigan with my cute hubby and three lovely daughters.

I am on a journey to become a published picture book author. 

Philip Pullman said, “If you want to develop your craft as a writer, READ.”

Heading his advice, I am well into the thousands of picture books and continue to push forward. I love to share my favorite book finds and newly learned writing tips with others.

I would love to hear from you. 


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Book holders with picture books next to bed.

Bedside Book Holders

Encourage bedtime reading and protect your books with bedside book holders.

Road sign that reads "Tough Times Ahead"

Thankful For Me

In a society obsessed with how our bodies look, sometimes it is easy to forget that our bodies are incredible.

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Book Page Flowers

Simple instructions for making flowers out of old book pages.

Picture book writer Jamie Bills in a santa hat holding ac green and red box. Text says Christmas Books and Activities

Christmas Books & Activities

Detailed insight into our annual December tradition of books and nightly activities.

Paperback Picture Book Storage

Inexpensive idea for storing paperback picture books.

Books by Pat Zietlow Miller

Revision Tips from Pat Zietlow Miller

“Revision is a skill, but it is also an attitude.” Pat Zietlow Miller


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