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I write picture books for children. My desire to write grew out of my love for reading and my love for reading continually informs my writing.
When it comes to reading, I love to read all kinds of books but especially very silly picture books that make me laugh and inspiring nonfiction books that tweak my curiosity. I’ve been known to hug my favorite picture books and seriously hope my books will gain huggable status with readers everywhere.
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TWO BOOKS COMING!!
Merry Christmas, Dear Mars
Laura Godwin and Kortney Nash at Godwin Books have acquired world rights to Merry Christmas, Dear Mars by Penny Parker Klostermann, illustrated by Estrela Lourenço. In this picture book, Martians long for Santa to stop on the red planet, and when he finally does, everything possible goes wrong… until some Martian upgrades make him fit to deliver presents all over. Publication is set for fall 2024; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and James McGowan at BookEnds represented the illustrator.
Spider Lady: Nan Songer and Her Arachnid WWII Army
Carolyn Yoder at Astra/Calkins Creek has acquired North American rights to Spider Lady: Nan Songer and Her Arachnid WWII Army by Penny Parker Klostermann, illustrated by Anne Lambelet. This debut nonfiction picture book biography tells the story of a woman who raised thousands of spiders in her home and harvested their silk for the war effort. Publication is planned for spring 2025; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author, and Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at Red Fox Literary represented the illustrator.
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