Laurie's Barefoot Story

As a child, I liked to write, and when I began teaching, I fell in love with children's literature. Story Hour was always a special time, and before long, the children and I began writing and illustrating our own books. Over the summer vacation, I  made additional "Big Books" for our classrom library. 

When my husband and I began to travel, I combined my love of writing with my love of adventure by creating books about the places we visited. These books were gifts for my grandchildren as well as material for my classroom. In time they became the core of my Barefoot stories.

Writing has brought great pleasure to my retirement years. I have both the time to write and the chance to be with children during author visits. It's the best of all possible worlds!

Now I live in Virginia with my husband Bill, who keeps bees and is the inspiration for The Beeman!