Archive for July, 2017

Author School Visits

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Hi Everybody,

One of the best parts about being an author is that I get to visit a lot of schools. I love meeting kids from all over the country and talking about the characters I’ve created and what it’s like to be an author. I also love conducting writing workshops.

If your school might is interested in having me, here is some important information:

Grades: K – 8
Length of presentation: 40 to 60 minutes depending on your school’s schedule and the age group of the audience.
Audience Size: Laurie’s presentations can be tailored to accommodate small, medium-sized or large groups, including classrooms of 25-40 students, groups of several grades/several hundred children, and entire schools with groups as large as 900.
Presentation: All presentations include an audio-video presentation, show and tell, question and answer session, and bookmark giveaways.
Schedule: Laurie is happy to do up to 3 presentations in a day plus a writing workshop, lunch with students, and a book signing.
Contact:  To schedule a speaking engagement, contact Susan Cohen of PearlCo Literary Agency, LLC.

Phone: 901-754-5276


I hope one day I’ll get to come to your school!

Laurie Friedman

Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Hi Everybody,

Hope you’re having a lot of fun this summer at the beach, the pool, the library, camp, or just hanging out with your friends or family! Summer means different things for everyone. When I was growing up, one of the things I used to do in the summer was babysit. Of course I wanted Mallory to do it too, and she does in Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter.  I hope you’ll read about her adventures taking care of the twin boys who move onto Wish Pond Road. I had so much fun writing about what happens to her. Trust me, there’s never a dull moment!

Happy reading (and maybe babysitting too!)  

Talk to you soon!

Laurie Friedman

#27 Mallory McDonald, Super Sitter

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