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Joan Hiatt Harlow (1932-) Biography

Personal, Awards, Honors, SidelightsAddresses, Career, Member, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Children's book author. Redevelopment Authority, Wilmington, MA, administrative assistant, 1967-73; special-needs secretary of public schools in Littleton, MA, 1977-78; Institute of Children's Literature, instructor, 1981-2002.

Society of Children's Book Writers, Author's Guild, Authors League of America, Westford Players (secretary and member of board of directors).

Joan Hiatt Harlow


(With daughter, Kristan Harlow) Poems Are for Everything, Christopher, 1973.

The Shadow Bear, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1980.

Star in the Storm, Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Joshua's Song, Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Shadows on the Sea, Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2003.

Thunder from the Sea. Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2004.

Midnight Rider, Margaret K. McElderry Books (New York, NY), 2005.

Also author of The Wishing Sky, The Creatures of Sand Castle Key, The Dark Side of the Creek, and The Mysterious Dr. Chen, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill. Contributor of stories and articles to periodicals, including Cricket, Child Life, Ranger Rick's, Cobblestone, Humpty Dumpty's, ChickaDee, Your Big Backyard, and Young World.

Shadows on the Sea was adapted for audiocassette by Recorded Books, 2003.

Blown Away, a novel set in the Florida Keys that takes place during the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

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