Ryan T. Higgins » About

Short Bio

Ryan T. Higgins is a New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator residing in Southern Maine. He lives with his two dogs, two cats, one gecko, one tortoise, one son, one daughter, and one wife. As a child, he lived on a diet of cartoons, cheese sandwiches, and climbing trees. At the age of four he decided to become a cartoonist and he’s been making his own cartoons ever since. monkey-me-sm

Longer Bio

Ryan T. Higgins grew up reading comics and exploring the woods beside his house. When he was assigned book reports in school, he did reports on Calvin and Hobbes. Ryan has always wanted to be a cartoonist, but he went to college to be an ecologist. If he couldn’t get a job making cartoons, Ryan’s plan was to live in the woods studying grizzly bears and writing stories about it. Ryan’s wife, Joanna, is very glad the kids’ book thing worked out because making books for kids is generally safer than living with grizzly bears.

Ryan’s books have been national bestsellers and he has received an E.B. White Award and an Ezra Jack Keats Honor. He works in a little cabin tucked in the woods behind his house.

Fun Facts

Ryan can’t smell. Although Ryan can be stinky if he goes too long without showering, he doesn’t have a sense of smell. Some people say when you lose one of your senses, your other senses become stronger. This is probably why Ryan can see through transparent objects and scale very low obstacles.

Ryan has a very short attention span and sometimes has trouble sitting long enough to write one senten………..

Ryan is very easily distracted and has to have his drawing desk positioned as far away from any windows as possible. Sometimes he works in his closet.

Ryan cannot multitask.