Speaker Profile - Donna Janell Bowman


Region: Texas: Austin
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: donnajbbwrites@gmail.com

Donna Janell Bowman is the author of the award-winning picture book biography STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM KEY TAUGHT THE WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS, which earned many accolades including three starred reviews, a Writer’s League of Texas Book Award, and a Carter G. Woodson Award Honor from NCSS. It was also named an ALA Notable Book, a NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended book, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and has been named to several state award master lists including the 2018-19 TX Bluebonnet master list. Her forthcoming 2018 picture book biography titled ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S DUELING WORDS (Peachtree) has already been named a Junior Library Guild Selection. It will be followed in 2019 by KING OF THE TIGHTROPE: THE GREAT BLONDIN (Peachtree). Donna has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and enjoys speaking with and mentoring writers of all ages. She lives near Austin, Texas and is represented by Erin Murphy—Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Presentation Description:

One of my favorite activities as an author is sharing my books and the writing craft with young readers. Fiction, nonfiction, research, idea-generation, and the writer's life are popular topics during my school visits. 

I also enjoy teaching adult writers through formal classes, workshops, and through private instruction. 

For more specific information, visit http://www.donnajanellbowman.com/school-visits/