Christine Sromek Laforet
Chris Laforet’s first taste of creative writing was in the fifth grade. She picked story starter cards from a plastic box her teacher kept on the windowsill and stayed up hours past her bedtime to finish writing the stories. She loved placing familiar characters in unfamiliar scenes and adding plot twists with a touch of humor.
Chris always remembered her teacher’s comments: Great idea! How creative! You’ll be a writer one day! Those simple words meant the world to her, and, as a teacher, she hoped to inspire her own students to write.
Chris is the author of the chapter book series, Being Bree (Spork - Clear Fork Publishing), featuring a gifted first grader who models calm down strategies when struggling with anxiety.
Chris’s classroom experience and her children provide inspiration for her stories, and if a character helps a reader solve a problem, it will be her dream come true.
Chris holds a Master of Arts in Education and taught at the elementary and middle school levels. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and enjoys being involved in local critique groups. She lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs in Northeast Ohio.