Lois V. Harris
Children's Author


LOTTA CRABTREE: GOLD RUSH FAIRY STAR
THE NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM
2017 "OUTSTANDING JUVENILE BOOK"; THE WESTERN WRITERS OF AMERICA 2018 SPUR FINALIST---BEST WESTERN JUVENILE NONFICTION; THE CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S EUREKA! CALIFORNIA IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE BIBLIOGRAPHY , hardback and e-book

Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe hardback

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist Finalist Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award, and A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner hardback and e-book

Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter hardback and e-book

Selected Works

BOOK
Biography of the spunky gal who danced, sang, and dared to joke and play the banjo when both were considered not ladylike. Lotta soared on to become America's first comedienne. Click on title link to go to book's page.
Award-winning biography about the famous Cowboy Artist and storyteller. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.
Book
Biography of the artist who created colorful dreamlands. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.
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Biography of one of the world's greatest Impressionist painters. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.

WELCOME!


I write to inspire children to follow their dreams. My books are Mary Cassatt: Impressionist Painter, award-winning Charlie Russell, Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist, Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe, and the newest, Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star.

In the Selected Works column on the right, click on the book's title to learn more.

I live with my family in Anacortes in the northwest corner of Washington State. When not writing, you might find me on our boat watching for whales in the nearby beautiful San Juan Islands or Canada.