Lynn Plourde

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I write kids' books--talk about a FUN job! I worked for 21 years as a speech-language therapist in Maine schools. When I got married, I got 3 & 4-year-old stepsons as part of my ready-made family. I read the boys picture books at bedtime. They fell asleep after 2 or 3 books, but I kept reading stacks and stacks of picture books and started to dream . . . maybe I could write picture books. I was already writing educational books (listening & speaking ideas for the classroom), but PICTURE BOOKS--that was different!

Different, and sloooooow! I had 13 years of rejections before getting my first book published, Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud, and I still get more rejections than acceptances--even after having more than 25 books publish

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message 2: by Kathy

Kathy My daughter and I saw you on Learning Space today! We've really enjoyed the show and all of the time you and the teachers have given - it's been such a fun addition to our home schooling, and inspired my daughter to read Maxi's Secrets as well. :)


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


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