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I love history and writing for children. Combining the two, I write nonfiction and historical picture books and early readers.

As long as I can remember, I loved to read. Reading so many wonderful books growing up, and later reading to my daughter when she was little, inspired me to write my own.

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Reading to my brother.

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My artistic daughter when she was little.

(The illustrations on this website are hers.)

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Some of the books we read together.

 

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This is me today.

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

Follow me on Twitter: @barbara_lowell

I am a member of SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, scbwi.org and Oklahoma SCBWI okscbwi.org

Awards:

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

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

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

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