Betsy Howie wrote the book for Cowgirls and originated the role of Mo in Cowgirls Off-Broadway. She played it previously at the Old Globe Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Florida Studio Theatre and Caldwell Theatre. As a playwright, her credits include Yours, Truly (Westbeth Theatre Center) and The Bridal Fit (Judith Andreson Theatre). Since Cowgirls she has written books for children and young adults, including Snow, Callie’s Tally, and most recently the picture book The Block Mess Monster. She is a graduate of NYU and attended Interlochen Arts Academy on scholarship.