Hi, I’m Bert. I write stories.

I’m a writer of awesome stories and books for middle grade and young adult readers. I’m also Robert Lowell Russell, writer of awesome stories and books for adults. Why the not-so-secret identity?

Well, I was hoping I might be mistaken for Rob Lowe’s balder, fatter, younger brother and cash in on some of Rob’s fame. Also, I don’t want parents to mistake what I write under my full name as appropriate for kids (honestly, it’s barely appropriate for adults), thus the pen name.

So ro-BERT LOWE-ll russell, how did you come up with a clever name like Bert Lowe.. asked no one ever.

Not sure. It just came to me.