Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Laura Renauld


Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Prior to becoming a children’s writer, Laura shared her love of books with her third grade students. After experiencing first-hand the power of story to captivate, amuse, and encourage, Laura knew that she wanted to create books for kids. When Laura is not writing picture books about porcupines, pirates, and pickles, she can be found on a trail, at the library, or in the kitchen. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and their two sons.

Presentation Description:
When you go on a roadtrip, you need to be prepared: map your route, research your destination, pack your suitcase.... A writer's journey is very similar. From ideas and story maps to drafts and revision, let's take a trip!

Laura uses her background as an elementary teacher to highlight the writing process in her engaging and interactive presentation, complete with suitcase!