Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children's author of more than 100 books. Her books, which reviewers have praised as “stellar” “as good as it gets” and “begs to be read aloud,” have been published by such notable publishers as HarperCollins, Henry Holt, Abrams, Bloomsbury, and Peachtree. Popular releases include, ARLO DRAWS AN OCTOPUS, illustrated by NYT bestselling author/illustrator Rob Sayegh, Jr., IF WENDELL HAD A WALRUS, illustrated by NYT bestselling author/illustrator Matt Phelan, COWPOKE CLYDE RIDES THE RANGE, a Bill Martin Jr., Picture Book Award Nominee and the sequel to Amazon bestseller COWPOKE CLYDE AND DIRTY DAWG, and picture book biographies NONSENSE! THE CURIOUS STORY OF EDWARD GOREY and AWAY WITH WORDS, THE DARING TRUE STORY OF EXPLORER ISABELLA BIRD.

When she’s not greeting geese at the lake or putting her nose in a mystery, she’s tapping away at her keyboard, conjuring, coaxing, and prodding her latest stories to life. Today, she lives in the foothills of Northern California with her family and all the birds that flock to her feeder—including a daredevil squirrel. To find out more about upcoming releases, teacher activities, news, and more, visit her website at www.lorimortensen.com.