Rebekah LowellBiddeford, Maine , US
Rebekah Lowell is an author/illustrator with a curiosity for the natural world. Growing up homeschooled in a house built by her father, surrounded by a field of wildflowers, provided the space she needed to draw and make up stories. In 2004, Rebekah earned her BFA in Illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design and in 2019 she earned her MFA in Children’s Literature and Illustration from Hollins University. Her artwork has won the Maine Duck Stamp contest three times and is collected throughout the US and Canada. Her middle grade novel in verse, THE ROAD TO AFTER, received the 2019 Susan P. Bloom Award and will be published with Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Random House in the spring of 2022. She is also a Children’s Librarian at the McArthur Public Library in her hometown of Biddeford, Maine where she lives with her husband, her daughters, and their cats. As a survivor of domestic abuse, Rebekah uses her art as recovery. When not in her studio, you can find her filling bird feeders, raising butterflies, and wandering outside with her family, passing on the same wild Maine childhood that she had.