Visiting Author Steve Swinburne

posted Jan 18, 2014, 11:36 PM by

Next week we are very excited to welcome visiting author Stephen R. Swinburne. In the Library you will see a large selection of Steve’s illustrated books. Many of his books are about wildlife. Following is a biographical introduction from Steve’s website:

Steve Swinburne was born in London, England. When he was 8, he left England with his family and sailed on the Queen Elizabeth to New York City.

Steve holds a bachelor of arts degree in biology and English from Castleton State College, Vt. He has worked as a ranger in a number of national parks.

He loves to travel and observe nature and wildlife. A safari
in Africa, hiking in Scotland, monitoring sea turtles on a Georgia island, a winter trek through Yellowstone and watching shorebirds in New York have all led to book projects.

He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont, with his wife Heather and daughters Hayley and Devon.

When Steve is not writing and photographing children's books, he loves to sing and play Beatle songs on his Gibson guitar, garden, read, travel with his family and take pictures.

Learn more about Steve’s books at

Steve plays guitar and makes music as part of his presentations and writing workshops. He will be working with our students on Thursday and Friday, and will give a presentation at Community Time on Friday.

And now for the skill testing question: Who is Steve’s favorite musical group?