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.
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.
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
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