Dorina Lazo Gilmore
Dorina Lazo Gilmore is a blogger, speaker, teacher, and coach. She is the author of three books for children and one volume of poetry. Her book, Cora Cooks Pancit, won the “Picture Book of the Year” from the Asian American Librarian’s Association and has been chosen as one of the top diverse books on several lists. Cora Cooks Pancit was chosen by One Book, One San Diego as the Picture Book selection in 2014.
Dorina travels across the country sharing her books and passion for culture and cooking. Dorina grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a multi-ethnic family and moved to California after college. She attended Calvin College for her bachelor degree in English with minors in Spanish and Journalism. She received an MFA degree in Children’s Literature from Hollins University. A former journalist, Dorina also taught at California State University, Fresno and Fresno Pacific University.
Dorina lives with her husband and three daughters in Fresno, California. She loves visiting the ocean, running marathons, and creating new recipes in her spare time.