including her book
The Legacy of
THORNTON W. BURGESS
For 40 years, Christie Palmer Lowrance has passionately pursued her writing career as a journalist, freelance and travel writer, biographer, instructor, and editor/consultant. Her work covers diverse subjects primarily related to Cape Cod's historical, artistic, literary, and commercial life. She has taught writing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Cape Cod Community College, and the Cape Cod Writers Conference.
Ms. Lowrance is the author of Nature’s Ambassador: The Legacy of Thornton W. Burgess, a 320-page biography published in 2013 by Schiffer Publishing. Her book is the first complete biography of the preeminent 20th century naturalist, wildlife advocate, children’s author, and pioneer in environmental education and radio programming.
She holds a B.A. (English) from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and an M.A. (Professional Writing) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her thesis is titled “A Study in Issues: Shipwreck Preservation and Management,” which focuses extensively on the work of Dr. George F. Bass, widely known as "the father of underwater archaeology," and of deep sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, who located the Titanic and other iconic shipwrecks. She interviewed many other nautical and maritime specialists for her research.
At present she is writing the biography of Dr. George Bass, a pioneer in the field of nautical archaeology, founder of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology in College Station, TX and Bodrum, Turkey, and professor emeritus at Texas A&M University.
Read Christie's Blog,
Said & Done: A Writer's Blog
Talks, Classes, and Book Signings
If you are interested in having me come to your group for a talk,
book signing & buying, please contact me
"Word Play": A Poetry & Art Exhibit
September - November.
I am greatly honored to have three poems included in this exhibit. "Ekphrasis" is the formal word for this type of interdisciplinary inspiration, but I call it simply marvelous fun.
Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove St
Sandwich, MA 02563
"Meet the Alliance Authors"
Wednesdays, October 2nd - november 20th.
JOin us for one-on-one time with your favorite alliance writers. these events are free and all are welcome.
On October 9th, Christie Lowrance and Dr. Bob Reece will discuss their books at the second in the “Meet the Authors” series that runs weekly at the Sandwich Arts Alliance center through November 20. Dr. Reece relied on his medical and trial experience in child abuse to write the novel, To Tell The Truth, a courtroom drama about a baby sitter charged in the case of a head-injured infant. He has also written Double Blind Double Cross, and another novel slated for publication this fall is based on the pharmaceutical industry. A non-fiction writer, Christie’s work focuses on Cape Cod history, culture and contemporary life. Her 320-page biography, Nature’s Ambassador, relates the life and work of renowned naturalist and children’s author Thornton W. Burgess, a Sandwich native.
Dr. Reece is a retired pediatric professor at Tufts Medical School and Christie Lowrance has taught writing at UMass Dartmouth and Cape Cod Community College.