I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I used to pretend to read before I could by carrying around Nancy Drew books and flipping through the pages. I studied ballet for ten years and was a member of the Miami Ballet Company. When I grew too tall for the profession, I turned my focus to fine art at the University of Miami. Eventually, my love for the written word yielded young adult novels, board books, and an illustrated picture book. I live in Washington state, am married, and have two daughters.
When I'm not writing, I'm working as a co-founder of readergirlz and readertotz! I love our passionate, award-winning, literacy projects. Feel free to join us!
I am represented by Elizabeth Harding at Curtis Brown. I'm up for virtual chats as well as in-person visits. You can contact me at loriegroveratgmaildotcom. Hope to hear from you!
There's hope. Look.
Interviews and Links Referencing My Work (for further info visit the press page)
Article by Martha Brockenbrough 6/6/2011
Seattle's Child 6/1/2011
Boing Boing 4/11/2011
Eve's Fan Garden 1/16/2011
School Library Journal 12/2/2010
Boing Boing 11/30/2010
Dryden Books, Thoughts on Verse Novels 9/2010
Chasing Ray 2/2/2010
National Book Foundation 2009
Beth Kephart 11/13/2009
Books and Movies 10/7/2009
Vivian Lee Mahoney 3/12/2009
Shelf Elf 12/3/2008
Soda Head 9/13/2008
Pulse Blogfest 3/2008
Web Junction 2/28/2008
Just One More Book 7/23/2007
Vivian Lee Mahoney 10/24/2007
Pie Not Included 4/9/2007
Suite 101 4/2/2007
Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune 3/27/2007
Shaping Youth 2/23/2007
Seattle PI 2/19/2007
Interview with Little Willow 7/7/2006
Rhode Island Teen Book Award 2005
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award 2005
Horn Book Magazine 9/2004
Miami Dade Public Library June 21, 2004