Laurie Calkhoven

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for young readers ranging from award-winning nonfiction early readers to YA adaptations of adult books. She has written six novels for American Girl as well as her own middle grade historical series, BOYS OF WARTIME, along with many nonfiction tittles. Laurie uses meditation at every stage of her writing process from brainstorming story ideas and getting to know her characters to conjuring scenes and revising her work. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Laurie spent 20 years working in book publishing, most recently as Executive Editor for the Scholastic Book Clubs. Visit her online at www.lauriecalkhoven.com.

“I was very moved by the meditational writing times I enrolled in during the pandemic with Laurie Calkhoven.”

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