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:
Holiday Hidden Treasures
ABC-What Job Do You See?
Friends Hidden Treasures
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…….
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.