Beverly Lowry is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Her first novel, Come Back, Lolly Ray, was published in 1977. In the years that followed, she published subsequent novels Emma Blue (1978); Daddy’s Girl (1981); The Perfect Sonya, (1987); and Breaking Gentle (1988). In 1992, Lowry turned to nonfiction with her critically acclaimed book Crossed Over: A Murder, a Memoir, which details her own unlikely relationship with death-row prisoner Karla Faye Tucker. Lowry went on to publish The Track of Real Desires (1994), a novel, and three nonfiction books: Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C.J. Walker (2003); Harriet Tubman: Imagining a Life (2007); and Who Killed These Girls? The Unsolved Murders that Rocked a Texas Town (2017).
Lowry’s short stories, reviews, and articles have appeared in countless publications, and she has taught in creative writing programs at various schools across the country. She is currently at work on a nonfiction book about the Mississippi Delta.