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Laurie Friedman

Laurie Friedman is the author of over sixty award-winning books for young readers including the bestselling Mallory McDonald chapter book series and many rhyming picture books including Love, Ruby Valentine. Her latest book, The Campaign, is a middle-grade novel about two best friends who run against each other for class president.


One-On-One with Laurie Friedman

If Laurie's books are among your child's favorites, this is their chance to meet one-on-one with the creator of the beloved Mallory McDonald and Ruby Valentine series! They can ask her anything they've ever wanted to know about her books and writing process. No materials required, just a love of Laurie's books.

Laurie Friedman

30 Minute Program

Make Memorable Characters With a Character Web (Up to 3 attendees)

Eloise. Olivia. Ramona. Harry. Many kids would say that some of their best friends are the beloved characters they meet in books. But how do authors create these iconic characters? Award-winning author Laurie Friedman explains it all in this interactive session, and teaches participants how to make character webs that they can use as a blueprint…

Laurie Friedman

45 Minute Program

Create Your Own Writer's Basket (Up to 3 attendees)

In this hands-on session, participants will create their own writer's baskets filled with ideas to spur inspiration and creativity when writing their own stories. Supplies needed include: Blank notecards, pencils, markers, magazines, scissors, a few favorite photos and a small basket for each participant

Laurie Friedman

45 Minute Program

Find Your Inspiration! (Up to 3 attendees)

No materials required. Just an open and curious mind. Come ready to learn, ask questions, and find out everything you ever wanted to know about how books are created!

Laurie Friedman

45 Minute Program

Laurie Friedman dreamed of becoming an author from the time she wrote her first book at the age of ten. A lifetime of reading and writing led to her becoming the author of over sixty award-winning picture books, chapter books, and novels for young readers, which includes the bestselling Mallory McDonald chapter book series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair teen journal-format series, and many rhyming picture books including the best-selling Love, Ruby Valentine. She is also a frequent and speaker at schools across the country and loves nothing more than sharing her passion for stories with young audiences. Laurie's latest book, The Campaign, is a middle-grade novel about two best friends who run against each other for class president.

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