Laurie B. Friedman

Author & Speaker


Hi everyone. Welcome to my website. I’m Laurie Friedman. Author. Speaker. Book lover. You’ll find lots here about me, my books and my characters. If you want to schedule a school visit, book an author workshop, or sign up for my newsletter, it’s all here. Have fun! Look around! And please feel free to get in touch and let me know what you think of the books.


    This humorous, spirited teen is poised to triumph over the challenges of adolescence.   —Kirkus Reviews (Praise for April Sinclair)

Meet Laurie

LAURIE B. FRIEDMAN is the author of over fifty critically acclaimed picture books, chapter books, and novels for young readers including the bestselling Mallory McDonald chapter book series, The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair teen journal-format series, and many rhyming picture books, including the Love, Ruby Valentine series.

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Latest News

Arkansas Literary Festival

So excited to visit my home state and be part of the Arkansas Literary Festival at the end of April.  I’ll be spending all day Thursday, April 25 with students at the Museum of Discovery. And on Saturday, April 27, I’ll be speaking at the Main Library at 11:30 a.m. If you’re in the Little […]

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