Rislov grew up in Wyoming riding horses and hearing tales of old west legends. She was especially inspired by gutsy cowgirls in legends and old westerns who serve as inspiration for her fearless Rowdy Randy.

Casey has 8 award winning children's books and has been in the childrens book business for more than 11 years.

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Time Together, Time Well Spent! was her debut book, Love is Forever has gained international attention for its beautiful way to talk about loss. LOVE is a picture book for the youngest of children to introduce the concept of connection. Come In: Open the Doors to You encourages children to try new things, Imagination Bigger Together teaches children about friendship & exploration, Rowdy Randy is a wild west adventure you won't want to miss. Rowdy Randy returns in her latest book the Rowdy Randy Wild West Show!

Casey Rislov also recently teamed up with acclaimed wildlife photographer Ron Hayes for an adorable wildlife picture book for all ages in, "Let Me Tell You About My Mom."

She has also contributed pieces for Elephant Journal, Working Mother, and HuffPost.

Her passion has always been centered around child education

Casey has actively been involved with children in sports and academics from preschool age to high school for over 30 years. She has coached kids swimming and skiing and worked in Special Needs & Early Childhood Education.

Casey has a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University. She is endorsed in early childhood and special needs.

Currently she is devoted to her writing, reading her books to children, & sharing the love of books with children. She has traveled over 4,000 miles in the last year and visited with over 28,000 kids!


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Casey Rislov in the Media

A Wyoming Hero Now Has Her Own Theme Song
by Drew Kirby, My Country 95.5

Local children’s author, illustrator earn national recognition for latest book
by Tommy Culkin, Oil City News

Casper Author, Illustrator Win "Outstanding Juvenile Book For 2023" At National Western Heritage Awards
by Wendy Corr, Cowboy State Daily

It's No Surprise That Wyoming's Rowdy Randy Keeps Winning Awards
by Drew Kirby, My Country 95.5

Wyoming's Authors Have Made A Big Impact In The World
by Drew Kirby, My Country 95.5

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Announces 2023 Western Heritage Awards Honorees
by the Cowboy Social Team

Wyoming Author And Illustrator Are Winning Big Time Awards
by My Country 95.5

Author Casey Rislov inspires young kids to be future leaders
by Christy Birmingham-Reyes, When Women Inspire

WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW IN WYOMING: Educator turns love for kids into successful career as children’s author Family fables, animal antics shine in Casey Rislov’s ‘Rowdy Randy’ book series
by Sarah DiMuro, Wyoming Truth

Elephant Books features Casey Rislov as Author of the Month.
Elephant Books

Casper children’s author Casey Rislov and illustrator Zak Pullen saddle up for ‘Rowdy Randy’ book signing
by Brendan Lachance from Oil City News

Bugged by Buffalo Bill, ‘Rowdy Randy’ protests ahead of new book release
by Dan Cepeda from Oil City News

Look: Wyoming Childrens Author Casey Rislov is Releasing a New Book!
95.5 My Country

Great Reads from Great Places: Natural World (Video)
Library of Congress You Tube Channel

Meet CASEY RISLOV | Children’s Author and owner of Mountain Stars Press
Shout Out Colorado

A Final Roundup of the ‘Rowdy Randy’ Statewide Tour
Wyoming State Library

2021 Great Read: Rowdy Randy
Wyoming State Library

2021 Wyoming Great Read: Rowdy Randy (Video)
Wyoming State Library

Casey Rislov Book Tour
Wyoming State Library

Rowdy Randy Makes The Rounds, Thanks To LSTA Funds
by Susan Marks from Wyoming State Library

Casey Rislov quoted in Huff Post article, "How To Teach Kids To Be  A 'Helper'"
by Caroline Bologna from HuffPost

Love Is Forever: A Children's Book That Helps Kids Deal with Losing a Loved One
by Maria Popova from Brainpickings.org

Buzzing About Rowdy Randy: Casper Author And Illustrator Team Up For New Children’s Book
By Brittani Wert from Oil City News

101 Classic Books for Children About Death, Grief, Pet Loss & More
By Daniel Szczesniak in usurnsonline.com

“Love” A New Board Book By Casey Rislov
By Prairie Wife in Heels