Laura Lee Scott has worked as a professional writer, ghostwriter, editor, publisher, and graphic designer for over 25 years, and has authored three children's picture books, as well as memoirs and picture books for others. She also enjoys writing short stories and poetry and is currently working on a number of writing projects. Laura 's work has won numerous awards, including multiple Mom's Choice Awards, a Cascade Writing Award, and a Faith & Culture Conference Writing Award. A member of The Authors' Guild, SCBWI, Willamette Writers, Faith & Culture Writers' Connection, and Oregon Christian Writers, she has also served as an "artist in resident" and enjoys reading her books in primary school classrooms whenever she gets the chance. In her spare time, Laura enjoys walking her dogs, playing the piano, volunteering with children and the homeless, and traveling with her husband and two teenage sons.
"The best part of writing is working to create stories and characters that inspire and encourage people to reach for their best selves, while showing compassion and kindness toward others. Author visits and 'Artist in Residence' experiences provide such a wonderful opportunity to help foster a love of reading and writing -- but it's about much more than that for me. It's also about listening and making meaningful connections that encourage others to pursue their passions and to never be afraid to let their light shine. " -- Laura Lee Scott
Laura has worked with my students the last couple years on writing projects, sharing her love of literature and the writing process. Students have enjoyed learning from a true author. Laura weaves her knowledge of the writing process intricately within each lesson, helping students see themselves as aspiring authors. She takes the time to meet with each child individually and connect with him/her personally. Having Laura as a mentor and leader in my students lives has been a wonderful asset to their education.
-Sarah Culp, Grade 3 Teacher