Writing books for children is a dream come true.


I have always loved to read, especially biographies and nonfiction. Reading as a child, and reading to my daughter inspired me to write for children. 

Barbara&RobertMay2,1954Reading to my brother.

fireplace (2)My artistic daughter when she was three.

The illustrations on this website are hers.

 I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my husband and two terrific cats.



I love to travel too, especially to historical sites. This is me at Stonehenge, an amazing place.

I write:

nonfiction and historical fiction picture books,

nonfiction early readers,

and nonfiction educational market books.

You can see my books at: https://www.barbaralowell.com/books-2

Follow me on Twitter: http://@barbara_lowell

I am a member of  The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, http://scbwi.org

 and Oklahoma SCBWI http://okscbwi.org


Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Oklahoma Center for the Book http://www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb

SCBWI’s Barbara Karlin Grant runner-up. http://scbwi.org

The Katherine Patterson Prize at Hunger Mountain in the picture book category. http://www.hungermountain.com