Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

Lori's Books

Cybil Award Finalist NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR FAVORITE BOOK STORE AND AMAZON!
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Junior Library Guild Selection 2010
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book/ CCBC Choices 2011
Cybil Award Finalist /Bank Street Best Books of the year 2010 /Maryland Library Association Blue Crab Young Readers Award
New From Boyds Mills Press! Oregon Book Award Finalist/ Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2009
Horn Book Fanfare List: Best books of 2006/2007 Oregon Book Award Finalist Nick Jr. Family Magazine's Best Children's Books of 2006/ The Bank Street College Best Books of the Year 2006/
Parenting Magazine Best Books November 2006 Parenting Picks
Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year/ The Friends Medallion 2007 Special Award
Children's Choices 2005

LitLife

Finding Grit

September 19, 2018

Autumn brings bright energy with its crisp morning air. I'm excited for tasty spiced pumpkin cookies, freshly picked apples, sweet butternut squash, zesty beef stews, warm sweaters and Halloween fun. I love autumn.

I joined a new writing organization called ANWA, which stands for American Night Writers Association. Their conference in Arizona was fabulous and just what was needed to re-energize and wrap up some works in progress. I'm now on to something new and exciting. Before the sun, I'm showing up to the page at Five. This is my new goal. Since the conference, I've been on task.

Wonderful new friends joined me at the ANWA Conference. I love connecting with other writers. I attended a local SCBWI conference in May as well. School has begun and so have school visits. It's going to be a great year. A year for grit.

I'm ready for this new season of beginnings, are you?
What will you try that is new?