Lois V. Harris
Children's Author

Look under Quick Links on this page to order my books


Lotta Crabtree: Gold Rush Fairy Star hardback

Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe hardback

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

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.

My Events

Nonfiction Panel 2017 Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literary Festival, U. of Redlands, CA

Storytime Pajama Party at Cascadia Elementary, Ferndale, WA

Writing for Children class: Put Pizzazz Into Your Story
Skagit Valley College
Mount Vernon, WA
Thurs. 10-19-2017 and 10-26-2017, 6:30-8 PM
Details for 6098 CENGL on SVC Community Education's Fall Workshop page. Register by calling 360-416-7638.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators New Fall Book Event, the "Inside Story"
Talk & Signing
Bellevue Library
Bellevue, WA
Sat. 11-4-2017, 2 to 4 PM

I am available for book signings, speaking events, and writing workshop presentations. If desired, I include with my talk a colorful slideshow. Contact me at my email address under Quick Links, or Pelican's Sales Dept. and Promotion Dept. at (800) 843-1724 or (888) 5-PELICAN. For school/​library visits, please contact me or Pelican's School Sales Manager, at (800) 843-1724, ext. 319.

I am a Skagit Valley College Instructor and enjoy giving writing workshops for children's writers and illustrators. In Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, North Dakota, and British Columbia, I've appeared in book stores, libraries, museums, elementary schools, and colleges, at young author and adult writing conferences, literature festivals, staff training meetings, and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators meetings. I'd love to come to your event--invite me!

Reading to Buckaroos at Trail's End Bookstore, Winthrop, WA During '49er Days