Pen Name: None
Genres: Children's Fiction
Born: 1968 in Brooklyn, New York
Photo Credit: A. Nohalka.
McGown lived and worked in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Keith McGowan has worked most of his life as an educator. He helped run an elementary afterschool program and day camp, taught mathematics and science, volunteered for a year as a teacher in Haiti, developed curricula for a non-profit in Chicago that helps students go to college, and tutored students who were unable to attend school full-time. Nowadays he writes fiction full-time.
In 2010, Keith was awarded the Thurber House residency, given to one children’s book author each year in honor of American author and humorist James Thurber. His first book for children, The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children, was named a 2010 ALA Notable Children’s Recording and a 2011 Texas Bluebonnet book. McGowen currently resides with his family in Vienna, Austria.
- The Witch's Guide to Cooking Wtih Children, Henry Holt, 2009
- The Witch's Curse, Henry Holt, 2013
Titles at Your Library
The Witch's Curse (Christy Ottaviano Books)
Release Date: 2013-03-19
The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children
- ALA Notable Children’s Recording, 2010
- Texas Bluebonnet book, 2011
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
McGowan is represented by McIntosh & Otis in New York - http://mcintoshandotis.com.
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