Barbara Kerley's award-winning biographies include What to Do About Alice?The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), and Those Rebels, John & Tom, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and Walt Whitman: Words for America, both illustrated by Brian Selznick. Her books are consistently praised for their lively prose, meticulous research, and artistic presentation style. Kerley lives in Portland, Oregon. You can learn more about her online at

Conference and Festival Appearances

Barbara is available for conference appearances.

For more information, please contact Barbara Kerley at or


$1,000 a day plus travel expenses.

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