Author Visit: Lynn Plourde
Meet Maine author Lynn Plourde and listen to her bring a few of her books to life with silly readings! Learn about writing books and talk to her about how a book is made.
Bring your Lynn Plourde books and get them signed.
“Lynn Plourde is the author of more than forty children’s books. Lynn grew up in Skowhegan, Maine, and currently lives in Winthrop with her husband. Her books often focus on family, school, the seasons, and Maine. She has a reputation for having a sense of humor in her books (i.e., the Mrs. Shepherd series that started with School Picture Day, The Blizzard Wizard, The Boy Whose Face Froze Like That), but also for sensitively dealing with the difficult topic of death (Thank You, Grandpa and Maxi’s Secrets).
Lynn’s experience working as a speech-language therapist and awareness of sounds inspired the use of wordplay in her books, including making up words (i.e., smuckery, whizzles, wucky, creating a Monster language in How to Talk Monster). Her work in special education also led her to create characters with special challenges, such as Best Buddies about a boy with Down syndrome and Maxi’s Secrets about a dog that is deaf.
With more than forty children’s books published, Lynn has received a number of awards for her books, including: Oppenheim, Amelia Bloomer List, Junior Library Guild, Children’s Literature Choice List, Growing Kids Classic Books, and Best of Book recognitions. In Maine, she has received Lupine Honor Awards and Maine Literary Awards. Her favorite awards are those voted on by children including the Golden Sower Award, Young Hoosier Award, and Maine Student Book Awards.” – lynnplourde.com