G. Riley Mills began writing for the professional theatre at age 17. Since then, his work has been seen on various stages such as Mixed Blood Theatre, Prop Thtr, Children's Theatre Company, Timeline Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Midnight Circus, Royal George Theatre and Orlando Repertory Theatre, among others. He and Covert have twice been awarded the Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best New Work. Together, they also have two award-winning children's books to their credit, Sawdust and Spangles and A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas. Mills' new book, The Pin Drop Principle, was published by John Wiley & Sons in May. In 2010, he co-founded a not-for-profit company called The Bookwallah Organization that collects and distributes storybooks to orphanages and children's homes across the world.