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Brian Crowell was born in 1974 in Illinois. Growing up, he lived in Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida. He graduated from Saint Leo University in Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. Since 2007, he, his wife, and their two boys have lived in Georgia. 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.
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Brian writes horror and supernatural fiction under the pen name D Lee Warren. He began his first novel, Three, while in college. It would lay unfinished for 15 years, until he discovered NanoWriMo. Brian finished the first draft of that novel as part of his first NanoWriMo in 2011 and has been writing steadily ever since. Three is currently mellowing, awaiting a major rewrite, while Brian works on other projects.