Photo used with permission of Laurie Friedman.
Laurie Friedman is the author of the popular Mallory series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair series, and many award-winning picture books. She lives in Florida.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
Adopted Jane. It is a very old book about a girl who had to make a very difficult choice. I think it read it at least a dozen times.
What’s your favorite line from a book?
There are too many good ones to pick just one.
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Judy Blume is my standalone favorite.
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut, an author, an actress, or a hair stylist. Being an author just worked out the best. I have always loved making up stories.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?