In third grade, Lana wrote in her autobiography that she wanted to be a mother, a writer, and the church organist. The organist thing didn’t work out very well, but the other two dreams made up for it. Her work has appeared in Highlights, High Five, Spider, Babybug, The Friend, and Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul. Her first novel, FREAKLING (Candlewick, October 2012) is the story of Taemon, a boy who lives in a place where everyone has telekinetic powers. ARCHON, a sequel to FREAKLING, is coming in October 2013, and sometime after that a picture book, all with Candlewick.
Lana has attempted telekinesis many times, particularly when it comes to household chores, but she could never make it work. She does have a few mildly supernatural abilities, which include untying knots, peeling oranges, and dominating in board games.
By the way, Lana’s first name rhymes with banana, and she pronounces her last name KRUM-widdy, as in a clever bread fragment. But don't worry too much about getting it right. With a last name like Krumwiede, she's learned not to be touchy about pronounciation. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and youngest daughter.
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Member since 2009
Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
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