Grab your crayons and your colored pencils, then come and join the fun with Ollie the Octopus as he not only gets in trouble again, but makes the great swim from e-book to coloring book! Now you can meet Ollie, his Mom and the Shark, and make Ollie’s home whatever color you want. William Banks, 11 years old, originally wrote and illustrated Ollie the Octopus for his friends and classmates. We’ve preserved his original drawings as best as possible so that you can see that authors don’t have to be adults to write books. We hope you enjoy coloring in Ollie and following his adventures as much as we do!
William Banks, 11 years old, grew up in Texas, and went to the Episcopal Day School and just knew that he would become a really successful author. Grand-child to a printer and painter and son of a musician and radiologist, he wanted to combine the arts and riches. So, he drew comics and designed books and sold them to his classmates. We have preserved his original artwork as best as possible so that you can see that authors don't have to be adults to write books.
These days, Will tweets (@WillatSafkhet), socializes on Facebook, edits and publishes books with Safkhet Publishing, and teaches law at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.