ABOUT LAUREN THEUERKAUF
I began writing at an early age. While in grade school, I was the recipient of two Young Author Awards (1994, 1997). In high school, I became a member of the yearbook staff where I took my own photographs and wrote stories about the happenings at Freeburg High.
I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications-Print Journalism from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. While there, I earned the Outstanding Student in Journalism award in 2006. I am the former Editor of the Fairview Heights Tribune as well as the Clinton County News in Mascoutah, IL.
I have written numerous articles and feature stories that have been included in the above mentioned newspapers as well as The Freeburg Tribune and the Mass Communicator magazine for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
I am a member of SCBWI, 12×12 Picture Book
Challenge, Independent Book Publishers Association, Women’s National Book Association, and the Dog Writers Association
of America. I also contribute to and
edit articles for the Pets for Patriots Wet Nose blog as well as DOGTV’s Everything Dog Blog. Additionally, I am a member of the Animal Rescue
Professionals Association and am a Certified Rescue Animal Transporter. Additionally, I am a member of the Animal Rescue
Professionals Association and am a Certified Rescue Animal Transporter.
I love art in various mediums. My favorite is the “old school” hand drawn illustrations, such as those used in The Berenstain Bears series. I am also in love with the illustrations in the Skippyjon Jones series. More recently, I have developed an interest in photos used as illustrations. I find this to be a very interesting and effective concept.
The illustrator of Priceless Penny used digital graphics. I find this to be a fascinating medium that is always progressing in this ever-changing digital age.