BIOGRAPHY - BILL WALLACE
- Name: William (Bill) Wallace
- B: August 1, 1947. Chickasha, OK D: January 30, 2012. Chickasha, OK
- Wife: Carol Ann (Priddle) Wallace -Former Second Grade Teacher, Chickasha, OK
CO-AUTHOR The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me, That Furball Puppy and Me, Bub Moose,
Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare, The Meanest Hound Around,
AUTHOR One Nosy Pup,Turkeys Together, The Santa Secret, Easter Bunny Blues.
- Children: Daughters: Laurie Beth, Amanda Nicole (Nikki), AUTHOR of Stubby and the Puppy Pack,
and Stubby and the Puppy Pack: To the Rescue; Son: Justin Keith.
Granddaughters: Kristine, Bethany, and Jordan. Grandsons: William and Kaden.
- Education: Studied professional writing with William Foster-Harris and Dwight V. Swain at the
University of Oklahoma.
B.S. In Elementary Education from USAO in 1971.
M.S. In Elementary Administration from SWSU in 1974.
- Jobs: Hay hauling, sales clerk, hospital orderly, jackhammer operator,
Started teaching school in Chickasha at Lincoln 4th. Grade Center in 1971
Kindergarten at Grand Avenue Elementary in 1974.
Asst. Principal at 9th. Grade Center in 1976
Principal/P.E. Teacher at West Elementary in Chickasha, 1977-1988
Author/Public Speaker 1988 -
Began Writing: "To keep my fourth graders quiet after lunch recess. When they listened to the stories
and behaved, I kept writing. They also talked me into finding someone to make
"real"books out of the manuscripts. Danger on Panther Peak was the first book
written, but the third published. A Dog Called Kitty was the third written, (right after
Trapped in Death Cave), but the first to be published.
- Awards: 1983 Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award (A Dog Called Kitty)
1983 Texas Bluebonnet Award (A Dog Called Kitty)
1985 Nebraska Golden Sower Award (A Dog Called Kitty)
1989 Utah Children's Book Award (Trapped in Death Cave)
1989 Nebraska Golden Sower Award (Ferret in the Bedroom, Lizards in the Fridge)
1989 South Carolina Children's Book Award (Ferret in the Bedroom, Lizards in ...)
1990 Florida Sunshine State Children's Book Award grade 6-8 (Trapped ...)
1991 Oklahoma Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Beauty)
1991 Kansas William Allen White Award (Beauty)
1991 Wyoming Soaring Eagle Award (Trapped in Death Cave)
1992 Texas Bluebonnet Award (Snot Stew)
1992 Pacific Northwest Territory Award (Danger in Quicksand Swamp)
1992 South Carolina Children's Book Award (Snot Stew)
1994 Maryland Children's Book Award Intermediate Level (Danger in Quicksand...)
1995 Connecticut Nutmeg Children's Choice Award (Biggest Klutz in Fifth Grade)
1995 Arizona Children's Choice Book Award (Totally Disgusting)
1996 Florida Sunshine State Children's Award (Blackwater Swamp)
1997 Utah Children's Book Award (Watchdog and the Coyotes)
1997 Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Watchdog and the Coyotes)
2000 Arrell M. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award -OK Center for the Book
2004 Maryland Children's Book Award Intermediate Level (Goosed)
2006 Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award (No Dogs Allowed)
- Speaking: Numerous schools and conferences throughout the United States.