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Lori Degman

Lori Degman writes in rhyme, most of the time - but not always. She is the author of the award-winning picture books, 1 Zany Zoo, Cock-a-Doodle Oops!, and Just Read, as well as Norbert's Big Dream, Like a Girl, and Travel Guide For Monsters. Lori was a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and now writes full-time. She enjoys doing school visits and presenting at writing conferences. She lives with her family in a suburb of Chicago.


The Three P’s of Publishing – Passion, Perseverance and Perspiration

I’ll read one of my picture books (your choice) and share how passion, perseverance and perspiration helped bring my books from idea to publication. Often, people don't realize all that goes into creating a picture book so, I'll give a behind-the-scenes look.

Lori Degman

45 Minute Program

Funny You Should Ask!

If you dream of being a picture book author but don’t know where to start – or where to go next – let's talk! We’ll have an open conversation focused on anything you’d like to know about writing and publishing picture books.

Lori Degman

45 Minute Program

Lori Degman writes in rhyme, most of the time - but not always. She is the author of the award-winning picture books, 1 Zany Zoo (illus. by Colin Jack), 2010 Winner of the Cheerios New Author Contest and 2013 Illinois Reads Book List; Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (illus. by Deborah Zemke), 2014 International Literacy Association Honor Book; and Just Read (illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov), 2020 – 2021 Illinois Reads Book List. Other titles include Norbert's Big Dream (illus. by Marco Bucci), Like a Girl (illus. by Mara Penny), and Travel Guide For Monsters (illus. by Dave Szalay). Lori was a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and now writes full-time. She enjoys doing school visits and presenting at writing conferences. She lives with her family in a suburb of Chicago.

Check out Lori online:

Travel Guide for Monsters

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Like a Girl

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Just Read!

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Norbert's Big Dream

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Cock-A-Doodle-Oops!

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1 Zany Zoo

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