Hi! I’m Laura. In my children’s picture book series, Lily solves problems with her crafty creations. The titles are: “Chickens Don’t Wear Tutus!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient), “Chickens Don’t Ski!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient), “Chickens Don’t Live in Tree Houses!” (released 6/23/22), and “Chickens Don’t Swim!” (releases 12/1/22). To preorder “Chickens Don’t Swim!” from the publisher and receive a 15% discount, use promo code: PREORDER2022 on this link:
All books are available (US & UK) in hardcover, eBook, and Audible (Tutu story). Order from retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, and Walmart.
In this series, I created the illustrations in a simplistic style (similar to “Pete the Cat” books) with the intention for the illustrations to stand alone in telling the story. However, there is a text. The goal being to appeal to very young children, non-verbal children, and to be a fun/quick story for older children. These stories can be defined as fun, innocent, and entertaining. Not moral expounding.
I have many different illustration styles which can be seen on the SCBWI.org website. I’m originally from North Carolina, but currently living in Oklahoma. I enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pawleys Island, SC, and Grand Lake, Oklahoma. When I’m not writing and illustrating, I enjoy all things outdoors especially running, hiking, tennis, and walking my dog. My purpose for writing/illustrating picture books is to create fun and adventurous stories for children.
My motto: If you have an idea, go with it, express it, create it…even if it’s outside the norm.
“Chickens Don’t Ski!” (Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Recipient). In the end, chickens really do ski! Theme: When you fall, brush yourself off, and get back up.