Lori Ries

Fun Fiction for Ready Readers

Lori's Books

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


Moving On

July 22, 2010

Summer is here and so much has happened.

Our family moved, switched houses, cities, and landscape. Now we live in the country. It's quiet, beautiful, and critter happy. The views here breathe serenity. It's inspiring, my personal writer's paradise.

Another Highlights Writing From the Heart retreat is come and gone, already I look forward to next year. I met just some terrific writers and learned one of the writers I worked with last year, the manuscript she worked on, is going to be published. That so makes me smile. This lady author of last year is amazing.

AGGIE THE BRAVE has just been released, which is fun, and an illustrator is being chosen for THE WITCHES' BALL, a fun rhyming concept book that works with counting to twelve.

SUPER SAM is to appear in Scholastic Book Clubs which is way exciting, and PUNK WIG is starting to grow in attention. This is such an important book, and I'm working hard to bring it more visibility for families facing cancer. AGGIE GETS LOST is to be released in 2011, and I think Aggie is growing in visibility as well now that she has three books.

Also since January, I learned I'm to be a first time grandmother of a sweet baby girl, due Nov, and the mother in law of a sweet girl in February! There are joys all around on the family front and it's been a busy year thus far. Life is good.