About the Author/illustrator

Troy Cummings has been writing and illustrating since he was a little kid. Among other things, he's the creator of  GIDDY-UP, DADDY!, the tale of a man mistaken for a horse, and THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM, an early-reader chapter book series about a kid who moves to a town full of monsters.

In addition to books, Troy's illustrations have appeared on:

  • Animated backdrops for an opera
  • a package of fish sticks
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • iPad pop-up books
  • A poster warning people about germs
  • A poster warning people about a film festival
  • A cookbook for dogs
  • A thing for the humane society
  • A card game about hiking
  • Newspapers, magazines and greeting cards

Troy Cummings lives in Greencastle, Indiana with his nice family and mean cat.

Clients include AOL, Back Stage, The Boston Globe, Cambridge University Press, Cartoon Network, Capstone, The Chicago Tribune, Crab Hill Press, Crocodile Creek, Harper Collins, Highlights, National Park Foundation, NY Daily News, Peaceable Kingdom Press, Portland Monthly, POZ, Quill, Random House, The RiverRun International Film Festival, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, StarTribune, Time for Kids and Wiley.

>> Contact Troy.

For children's illustration, Troy Cummings is represented by the Herman Agency. Contact Ronnie Ann Herman at 212-749-4907 or

>> Want to know more? Head over to the Random House Author Spotlight on Troy Cummings.