Tamara Bower has been creating art all her life, encouraged by her mother, an artist. Ms. Bower first became interested in ancient Egypt at age ten, checking out every book on the subject in her school library.
She learned archaeological illustration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and later drew pictures for the Egyptian Department of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She has assisted many scholars and worked on-site at excavations in Egypt, Turkey, Spain, and California. Her first book was The Shipwrecked Sailor, published by Atheneum in 2000.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Bower now lives with her cat, Tennessee, in New York City.