Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is the author of 45 children’s books published in the trade, educational, craft, and Christian markets. Laurie also illustrated two of her books with fabric collage: Red, White, and Blue (Pelican Publishing Company, 2002) and God Be In My Heart (Boyd's Mills Press, 1999). Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On (Pelican Publishing Company, 1995) is one of her best-selling picture books and winner of the Eastman Kodak’s Premier Print Award. Red, White, and Blue was honored by the Huebner Museum of Children’s Picture Book Art, and Bank Street College chose A Young Man’s Dance (Boyd's Mills Press, 2006) as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2007. Maple Syrup from the Sugarbush was recently released (Albert Whitman & Co, November, 2017).
Highly active in SCBWI for the past 25 years, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, Regional Advisor Emeritus, initiated the Houston and Ohio chapters of SCBWI as a Regional Advisor. Presently, she serves as a board member of SCBWI: Northern Ohio. Laurie is also a former teacher with 15 years in the classroom, where she specialized in early childhood education.