Since 1986, Laurie Lawlor has written more than 37 award-winning books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She is the 2010 recipient of the Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council.
SHADOW CATCHER: THE LIFE AND WORK OF EDWARD S. CURTIS won the Carl Sandburg Award and the Golden Kite Honor Book Award. THIS TENDER PLACE: THE STORY OF A WETLAND YEAR, a natural history/memoir, was selected for Outstanding Achievement by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee. Young adult historical novels published in 2006 include THE TWO LOVES OF WILL SHAKESPEARE and HE WILL GO FEARLESS.
Her newest book, MUDDY AS A DUCK PUDDLE REAL AMERICAN SIMILES will be published this spring by Holiday House. RACHEL CARSON AND HER BOOK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD will be published in spring 2012.
For the past 20 years, Lawlor has presented informative sessions on writer’s craft and creative process to students of all ages as well as parents, teachers, and librarians. A resident of Evanston with a Masters of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University, she was trained as a journalist at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She teaches part-time at National-Louis University in the Writing Program and at Columbia College in the Fiction Writing Department. Visit her website: www.laurielawlor.com.
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