Jamie Bills

mom / writer / picture book addict

Storytime Ideas, Book Lists, & Writing Tips

Sharing what I learn on my journey toward publication, as well as themed booklists and a few bookish ideas.


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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"

Writing Through Tough Times

Writing (or not writing) through tough times.

Train Conductor with pile of picture books

Train Picture Books

Train Picture Book Recommendations.

many different styles and colors of hair

Hair Picture Books

Hair Picture Book Recommendations.

Paperback Picture Book Storage

Inexpensive idea for storing paperback picture books.

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5 Takeaways from the SCBWI Summer Spectacular.


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