Elaine Kiely Kearns is a picture book and middle-grade author and the founder of the children's writing website, KidLit411. Armed with a master's degree in Education and working from her home office, she spends her time perusing the internet for golden nuggets of information about children's writing and creating her own stories. Her debut picture book, Noah Noasaurus, illustrated by Colin Jack (Albert Whitman) published in April 2019. She lives in New York with her husband, daughters, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Jonathan Rosen of the Seymour Agency.