About the Author
Michael Garland has long career as an artist and illustrator, but his greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Garland’s latest book, Miss Smith and the Haunted Library made the New York Times Best Seller List. The first book in that series Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards.
He has illustrated best selling books for celebrity authors like James Patterson and Gloria Estefan. Garland’s illustrations for Patterson’s SantaKid were the inspiration for Sak’s Fifth’s Avenue’s Christmas holiday window display in New York City. His work has won many honors and is frequently included in the Society of Illustrators and the Original Art of Children's book show as well annuals from Print, Graphis and Communications Arts magazines. Recently, Michael Garland was included on the list of the top one hundred Irish Americans by Irish American Magazine.