January 2008

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New! Bonus Interview with Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller loved drawing and writing even when she was a kid but didn’t realize that “regular people” like her could grow up to become authors and illustrators. After high school she was deciding between a major in education or dance but after attending a senior exhibit at Kendall College of Art and Design, she enrolled there the following fall. Upon graduation she took a job as an illustrator with Hallmark Cards. While working there, she spent many lunch hours in a nearby children’s bookstore and developed a love for children’s books. She wrote her first book, The Scrambled States of America, and decided to pursue a career as a freelance artist and children’s book author and illustrator.

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