Pat Lowery Collins

Gloucester, MA 01930-1423

Author's Bio

Biography Pat Lowery Collins is a poet, painter, and the author of many books for children and young adults including the Reading Rainbow selection, I Am An Artist, and the recent sequel, I Am a Dancer.Her young adult novel in free verse, The Fattening Hut, won the Boston Author’s Club 2004 Julia Ward Howe Award and was a Book Sense Pick and ALA Amelia Bloomer choice. Her most recent historical fiction includes "Hidden Voices" and "Daughter of Winter",both from Candlewick Press. A picture book, The Deer Watch, is scheduled for the Candlewick 2013 list. A chapbook of her poems, The Quiet Woman Wakes Up Shouting, is one in a series of chapbook originals published by Folly Cove Books. She teaches in Lesley University’s MFA program in creative writing and lives and works in Gloucester, MA. Her web site is

Publications and Prizes

Daughter of Winter
(Candlewick Press, 2010)
, Hidden Voices
(Candlewick Press, 2009)
, I Am A Dancer
(Lerner Publications, 2008)
, I Am an Artist
(Millbrook Press, 1992)
, Just Imagine
(Houghton Mifflin, 2001)
, Schooner
(Commonwealth Editions, 2002)
, Signs & Wonders
(Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
, The Fattening Hut
(Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
, The Quiet Woman Wakes Up Shouting
(Folly Cove Books, 1998)
California State Poetry Quarterly, Small Pond Magazine, Wind, Yankee Magazine
Prizes Won: 
Individual Artist Fellowship in fiction, NH State Council on the Arts Millay Colony of the Arts Fellowship Vermont Studio Center writer's grant in poetry MA Cultural Council Professional Development Grant Children's Books of the Year, Child Study Assn., 1993 Reading Rainbow selection, 1994, 1997 NYPL Books for the Teenage, 2000 and 2004 Boston Author's Club 2004 Julia Ward Howe Award Elected to the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project, 2005 Booksense 76 List for 2003-2004 Grolier Best Forty Young Adult Books, 2003

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Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: Jun 09, 2011