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Author Spotlights

Most of the time, I'm at my computer typing away—just like now!—but sometimes I do a virtual hop, skip, and a jump over to a blog hosted by terrific children's authors such as Kirby Larsen, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Storystorm's Tara Lazar. Sometimes I stop by to answer questions, sometimes they're reviewing one of my super awesome books, and sometimes I'm a guest blogger discussing the ins and outs of writing for children. Instead of repeating everything I've ever said about everything right here, click on the links to get the full story. 

Picture Book Biographies

Edward Gorey


Discover the Best Books  -The Best Children's Books about People Who Made a Difference by Lori Mortensen. 

James Preller's Blog - A Conversation with Lori Mortensen about Edward Gorey and the Craft of Writing Picture Book Biographies

Buttons & Figs: Gorey Nonsense with Author Lori Mortensen

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them): It's All Nonsense! Lori Mortensen's New Book About Edward Gorey


Kirby Larsen's Friend Friday: Nonsense! The Curious Story of Edward Gorey


Isabella Bird

Straight from the SourceLori Mortensen on Writing Historical Nonfiction

Pragmatic Mom: Seven Picture Books About Women Who Dared

LitLinks: Isabella Bird Red Notebook Challenge


Kirby Larsen's Friend Friday: Away with Words


Peachtree Author Interview: Away with Words


Tara Lazar's Storystorm: Writing Picture Book Bios

StorySnug: Lori Mortensen Talks About Isabella Bird


24 Carrot Writing: Interview with Lori Mortensen, Away with Words


Only Picture Books: Isabella Bird Educational Activities, and more!

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