Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Her books include A Tuba Christmas by Helen Wilbur (starred review in Kirkus); The Twelve Days of Christmas in Tennessee by Alice Faye Duncan; The Little Kid’s Table by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle; Kooky Crumbs by J. Patrick Lewis; and Beyond the Grave, Choose Your Own Adventure Series by Dottie Enderle.
Mary has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference and her piece, EAT was a finalist in the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair Gallery in Bologna, Italy. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. To this day her work features a cinematic quality essential to bringing characters to life. As the Illustrator Coordinator of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Mary lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.