BIOS:
Short Bio:
Lori Calabrese is an award-winning children’s author. Her first picture book, The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade, was awarded DFP’s Best Children’s Book Award. She writes for various children’s magazines, is the National Children’s Books Examiner at Examiner.com and enjoys sharing her passion for children’s books at festivals, schools and events. Visit her website to learn more, www.loricalabrese.com.

Long Bio:
Lori Calabrese is an award-winning children’s author. Lori grew up on Long Island and will always be a New Yawker at heart. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Communications from St. John’s University in Queens, New York, Lori worked in television for Lifetime, and the New York Mets. She later went on to become a managing producer at World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. where she wrote scripts for TV shows and DVDs and traveled extensively for ten years. After the birth of her two boys, she rediscovered her love of writing and eventually made the leap to become a full-time freelance magazine and children’s book writer. Since then, she’s written about everything from Ancient Romans washing their clothes in urine to peculiar penguins to animals that play dead. It took two years of intense research and honing her writing skills to receive a contract for her first picture book. The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade, was named Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.’s 2009 Best Children’s Book.

Lori’s publication credits include Boys’ Life, Odyssey, Appleseeds, Focus on the Family Clubhouse, Jr., Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids, Stories for Children Magazine and The Institute of Children’s Literature’s Rx for Writers. Lori is a graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature, and a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Lori is also the National Children’s Books Examiner at
Examiner.com. Lori enjoys sharing her passion for children’s books at festivals, schools and events. Visit her website to learn more, www.loricalabrese.com.

If you would like to interview Lori, please contact her through the contact form
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MAGAZINE AND PRINT INTERVIEWS/ FEATURES:
  • "Local writer has the 'Bug'", Republican American September 21, 2010
BLOG TALK RADIO INTERVIEWS:
  • Book Bites for Kids with Suzanne Lieurance, October 2010 (To listen, please click on player below)
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RECENT AWARDS/ HONORS:
  • Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.’s 2009 Best Children’s Book Award
  • 2nd Place: The Children’s Writer Nonfiction Sports Contest 2009