Lee Wardlaw claims her first spoken word was 'kitty'. Since then, she's shared her life with more than two-dozen cats and published more than two-dozen, award-winning books for children, tweens and teens.
Lee's newest books for children include '101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies', the third novel in her best-selling '101 Ways to Bug...' series; and 'Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in Haiku', which received the 2012 Lee Bennett Hopkins Children's Poetry Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry award, and many other honors.
Lee grew up in Santa Barbara where she attended local schools. She graduated with honors from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in education, and taught elementary school for five years before deciding to write full-time. She recently received her AMI Primary Diploma from the Montessori Institute of San Diego, and will earn her M.Ed. from Loyola University, Maryland in 2013. Lee has 30+ years experience presenting lively and interactive programs and classes to children, educators and aspiring writers.
Lee is an active member of the SCBWI, and belongs to the Author’s Guild, the California Reading Association, the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California and, yes, even the Cat Writers’ Association. She still lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband, teenage son and three cats.
Coming spring 2012:
Red, White & Boom! (Holt)
Member since 1983
Region: California: Central - Coastal
Published In Children's Market:
Available for Speaking Engagements?