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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 Rosalinde Bonnet (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! Saturday October 21, 2017, 2 – 4 pm.  Join me and along with authors Annie Silvestro, Robin Newman, Ariel Bernstein, Elizabeth Upton and Diana Murray at Cranford Public Library’s first ever Picture Book Palooza.  There will be readings, crafts and a Q&A.  Books will be available for purchase/signing.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 2pm.  Join me for an interactive story time featuring GOODNIGHT, ARK and GOODNIGHT, MANGER the Barnes and Noble in Springfield, NJ where I’ll be reading and signing both books as part of a book fair. All are welcome.

Saturday November 25, 2017, time TBA  I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite reads and chatting with customers as part of Small Business Saturday at The Town Book Store in Westfield, NJ. I will also be signing books.  =)

Saturday December 9, 2017 12:30- 2:00 pm.  Join me for festive readings of GOODNIGHT, ARK and GOODNIGHT, MANGER with puppets, then shop at the Cranford United Methodist Church’s Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival. Note: The festival is open from 10 – 3pm (and the soup is DELICIOUS!).

More coming soon. Please check back.  

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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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