Press Kit

Laurie Ann Thompson, Photo A

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Short biography

A former software engineer, Laurie Ann Thompson now writes for young people to help them understand the world we live in so they can help make it a better place for all. She strives to write nonfiction that encourages imagination and fiction that reflects universal truths. Learn more at lauriethompson.com.

More detailed biography

A former software engineer, Laurie Ann Thompson now writes for young people to help them understand the world we live in so they can help make it a better place for all. She strives to write nonfiction that encourages imagination and fiction that reflects universal truths, as seen in Emmanuel’s Dream, a picture book biography of a man who changed his country’s perceptions of disability (winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, an ALA Notable Book, a CCBC Choice, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, among dozens of other accolades); Elizabeth Warren’s Big, Bold Plans, a picture book biography of the U.S. Senator; Be a Changemaker, an inspiring how-to guide for teens who want to change the world; fiction picture book My Dog Is The Best; and the Two Truths And A Lie series for middle-grade readers (co-authored with Ammi-Joan Paquette). She lives near Seattle with her family and pets. Learn more at lauriethompson.com and on Twitter at @lauriethompson.

Laurie Ann Thompson, Photo B

Book covers (downloadable, full-sized, print quality) 

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Elizabeth Warren's Big Bold Plans
10" x 10"
Emmanuel's Dream
9" x 11"
Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries
7" x 9"
Two Truths and a Lie: Forces of Nature
7" x 9"
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive!
7" x 9"
Be a Changemaker
5" x 8"
My Dog is the Best
9" x 9"

Award highlights

Notable appearances

  • Keynote: SCBWI-Western Washington’s Regional Conference, Redmond, WA
  • Keynote: “Be a Changemaker and Write to Save the World” for Young Author’s Day at the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association) Conference, Seattle, WA
  • Radio interview: T Love’s Energy Awareness and T Love’s Energy Awareness
  • Radio interview: Sister Jenna on America Meditating
  • Radio interview: Brooke Taylor on A Special Connection on WHKW AM1220 in Cleveland, OH
  • Radio interview: Sunny Chayes on Singin’ in the Rain
  • Panelist: “Keeping it Really Weird,” YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium in Austin, TX
  • Panelist: “Are You A Change Maker?” Martin Luther King Day program at the Washington State Historical Museum
  • Panelist: Seattle Reading Council author preview event
  • Moderator: “Changemakers in Society: Books That Motivate Kids to Solve Problems and Make the World a Better Place” panel at AASL in Columbus, OH
  • Moderator: “Nonfiction is the New Black, “SCBWI Western Washington in Seattle, WA
  • As well as numerous school visits (both in-person and online) and bookstore events

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