The Author

December 8, 2008.
Photo Credit: Miranda Crowell

BD Crowell

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Brian Crowell was born in Illinois. Growing up, he lived in Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida. He graduated from Saint Leo University in Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Since 2018, he, his wife, and their two boys have lived in Arizona. Brian writes and illustrates children's fiction as BD Crowell. His first children's book, Derrick the Dog, was published in June 2013.

Brian began drawing at an early age. One of his favorite early subjects was Charles Schulz's Snoopy. As he grew, he branched out into nature, animals, and eventually people. A selection of his artwork is available under the Gallery on this site. The characters and stylization of Derrick and Max were influenced by the works of Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson.

You can read Brian's Smashwords interview here. full-width