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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lori Degman

Lori Degman is a teacher of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students by day and a writer of picture books by night, weekend and school holiday.  She lives in a northern suburb of Chicago with her husband and two dogs.  Her debut picture book, 1 Zany Zoo was the winner of the Cheerios New Author Contest and a mini version was distributed inside 2.2 million boxes of Cheerios.  The hardcover, published by Simon & Schuster in 2010, is now in it’s third printing. 1 Zany Zoo won the Mother's Choice Award - Gold Level for Picture Book Humor in 2012 and has been nominated for the 2012-2013 South Carolina Picture Book Award.  Ms. Degman’s second picture book, Cock-a-Doodle Oops! will be released by Creston Books in Spring, 2014.

Learn more about Lori on her website!


  1. Lori! Fab dot : ) As an ishful thinker, I am a fan of "oops" - as is my buddy, Barney Saltzberg!

  2. Thanks, Peter! I've been a fan of yours for a long time and just discovered Barney Saltzberg's books at the SCBWI LA conference!

  3. Lori, I luv your oops! dot. I say that a lot.

  4. Hi Laurie. OOPS! I meant Lori. Anyway, I like your dot a lot!