Darleen Bailey Beard

Darleen Bailey Beard is an award-winning author of picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, many of which were nominated for the Oklahoma Sequoyah Award. She loves history, is an eighth cousin to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and has slept in the same bed as Teddy Roosevelt, though not at the same time. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma, and enjoys visiting schools and conferences throughout the nation presenting author talks and hands-on writing workshops to students of all ages.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Darleen Bailey Beard
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Will Rogers : Oklahoma's Favorite Son, I Am Oklahoma Children's Series

Will Rogers was a shy and humble man from Oologah, Oklahoma who was renowned for his lariat skills. He was known for his performances which included humorous jokes about world politics and government leaders. His audiences loved his unique style of entertainment.