About Liz

Liz Ball is the author/illustrator of the popular Hidden Treasures hidden picture puzzle book series. Over 3,000 of her hidden pictures are published in more than 150 newspapers, magazines and publications throughout the U.S. and internationally.

As a child, one of Liz’s dreams was to illustrate a kid’s book — instead she majored in Tool and Die Engineering and helped design machines. In 1991, Liz turned her love of freehand art into a full time job and now spends her days drawing hidden pictures with frogs, mice and other delightful characters.

Her puzzles appeal to all ages, not just kids, and are recommended by doctors, teachers, and parents to help improve eye coordination, spatial skills, memory retention and concentration.

Liz is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries and writers’ conferences where she delights audiences with her sketches.

Liz’s Work Includes:

Hidden Picture Puzzle Books:
Hidden Treasures
Holiday Hidden Treasures
ABC-What Job Do You See?
Merry Christmas
Summer Fun
Friends Hidden Treasures
Vacation Fun
FROG FUN Hidden Treasures
Time for Fun
50 States of Fun
Outdoor Fun                                                                                                                           Farm Fun Hidden Treasures

Bible Stories – Pauline Books & Media
Miracles & Parables of Jesus – Pauline Books & Media
Old Testament – Warner Press
New Testament – Warner Press
Stories Jesus Told – Warner Press                                                                                          Christmas Hidden Pictures – Warner Press

Other Books illustrated by Liz:

Calling All Animals—the First Book of PunOETRY by Jeff Nathan
There’s a Bear in My Shoe by Jeff Nathan                                                           Me-Stery by Jeff Nathan                                                                                 Topsy Turvy Land by Donna J. Shepherd                                                            It’s the Job…or is it?                                                                                                A Standardbred Star—American Harness Racing Association                           Rain Forest Friends series—Ideal School Supply

150+ Newspapers and Magazines

Dayton Daily News (twice-weekly since 1996), Amarillo Globe, Hopscotch Magazine, Boys’ Quest, Cat Fancy, Fun for Kids, That Little Paper, Tippecanoe Gazette, Nature Friend, Urbana Daily Citizen, Waynedale News, Catholic Forester, Highlights, Twin Valley Publications…

Corporate Hidden Picture Puzzles

See Personalized Page for samples and additional information.

American Library Association, Accretive Healthcare, Utah State University 4-H Extension, U.S. Harness Racing Association, SCBWI, Miami Valley Hospital, Alton Facilities, CH2MHILL, City of Moraine Parks & Recearation, Calcinto Ranch, MOPS, Blue Star Mothers…….

Personalized Hidden Pictures

Hidden Treasures Jigsaw Puzzles

Hidden Picture Boxed Greeting Cards

Birthday—Box of 12 (4 designs)
Get Well—Box of 12 (4 designs)



When not drawing, Liz enjoys growing flowers, building lily ponds (with bullfrogs, of course!), pottery, and spending time with family. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Ohio. Her studio is a vine covered cottage where a big dog and one fluffy cat keep her company while she hides those hidden objects.