Cathey Nickell is Houston-based author and elementary school speaker. In 2017, her book, Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car, was awarded first place by the Texas Association of Authors in the category of Children’s Picture Books-All Ages. To date, she has presented to more than seventy elementary schools and their students about writing, publishing and creativity. She is also the author of Yazzy’s Amazing Yarn (2019) and has more writing projects in the works. She holds a journalism degree from Baylor University and a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University-Shreveport. Find Cathey online at and as @catheynickell on Twitter and Instagram.