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Oh, dear, this needs updating!  Come back soon… and by that I mean in the next few days.   (Laura – October 17, 2020)

Coming in 2018! DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by Rebecca Gerlings (Sterling, March 2018)

Coming in 2018! LOVE IS KIND, written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by Lison Chaperon (Zonderkidz, December 2018)

Available NOW – BOARD BOOK edition!  GOODNIGHT, MANGER , written by Laura Sassi and illustrated by Jane Chapman (Zonderkidz, October 2016)

Exciting! GOODNIGHT, ARK was named a 2015 Christian Book Award® Finalist.

GOODNIGHT, ARK available in GERMAN!  SCHLAF GUT, NOAH (SCM R. Brockhaus, January 2015)


Upcoming! Sunday March 11, 2018 2:00 pm. BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!  Celebrate a DIVA debut at this special story time and book signing with craft!  Barnes and Noble, Rte. 22 Springfield.

Upcoming! Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:30 pm.  Join me for an interactive story time featuring DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE at the Garwood Public Library. Meet my storytelling companions – Delores and Fernando–and enjoy a book-themed craft.
Upcoming! Friday, April 6, 2018 11:00 am.  SPECIAL AUTHOR EVENT: Picture Book Creation with DIVA DELORES AND THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE, Cranford Public Library, registration required. Ages 5 and up.
Upcoming! Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:30 am.  Join me for an interactive AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Storytime with Laura Sassi. Watchung Booksellers, Montclair.
Upcoming! Tuesday, April 17, 2018 4:00 pm.  Participate in an interactive reading of DIVA DELORES THE OPERA HOUSE MOUSE, then create your own book-themed craft out of clay at the wonderful Fire Me Up Studio in Cranford! Signed copies will be available for purchase.

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Booktowne, Manasquan NJ                    Green Gables, Lakeside, OH

Short Stories, Madison, NJ                    Barnes and Noble, Springfield,  NJ

Fire Me Up Studio, Cranford, NJ           Financier Patisserie, NYC, NY

        Mountainside Public Library, NJ            Cranford Public Library, NJ

        Kenilworth Public Library, NJ                 Point Pleasant Beach Public Library, NJ

       Garwood Public Library, NJ                    Cotsen Library, Princeton, NJ

Berkeley Heights Library, NJ                   New Providence Public Library, NJ

                           Fanwood Memorial Library, NJ

                           Books and Co. (and Toys too!), Lexington, VA

                           Shenanigan’s Toys, Charlottesville, VA

                           The Bookworm, Bernardsville, NJ

                            Moravian Book Shop, Bethlehem, PA

                            Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, NJ

                    WORDS Book Store, Maplewood, NJ

                    American Library Association Annual Convention


Interview: Laura chats about GOODNIGHT, ARK with Darlene Beck Jacobsen.

Interview:Laura shares her thoughts on writing, faith, and more at Vocational Mothering and Denette Fretz’s blog.

Anchors away! In celebration of the release of GOODNIGHT, ARK Laura goes on her first ever blog tour!  Click here for interviews and more.

Interview: Spinning Tales in Prose and Rhyme. Thank you, Robin Newman!

Cookies, anyone?  As part of Tara Lazar’s popular “2012 Picture Book Idea Month” (PiBoIdMo), Laura contributed her thoughts on Cookies and the Creative Process

To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? Laura weighed in on this tricky topic at Anne E. Johnson’s blog: Rhyming Stories as Shiny Shoes.

Lights, camera, action!  Laura was the featured poet of the week (includes video-reading and interview!) on Renee LaTulippe’s website, No Water River: POETRY MONDAY: “Sir Ned” by Laura Sassi.


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