Catherine Laudone

Catherine Laudone is a children’s book author and editor living in New Jersey. She works at Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, and has over ten years of experience editing children’s books. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She Kept Dancing: The True Story of a Professional Dancer with a Limb Difference is her picture book debut coauthored with Sydney Mesher and illustrated by Natelle Quek. When not writing or editing, she enjoys traveling, drinking chocolate tea, crocheting, and baking. Learn more at

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