Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Hello, Poetry!

I'm so happy to be entering the adult poetry sphere this year! I love this wide open playing field with straight shots to possibly share creations. The children's industry is at a complex moment, heightened by book banning. In the meantime, here's my short bio as of today. Huzzah!

Lorie Ann Grover’s poetry is published in Rising Phoenix Review, Moria Literary Magazine, and Eunoia Review. She has also published poetry for children in periodicals and collections while authoring fifteen books spanning best-selling board books, middle grade verse novels, and YA. Lorie Ann has mentored for the Children’s Literature Fellows Program of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature. 

You can see individual poems at:

Moria Literary Magazine

Rising Phoenix Review

Euonia Review

Happy poetry reading and writing to all! 

Friday, July 28, 2023

Two New Pages: Published Poetry and Collage

Hey all,

I added two new tabs to my header. One will take you to my Published Poetry, and the other is where I'm collecting my Collage and Vision Boards such as this:

and this:

I often am asked about vision boarding, and I have run workshops in schools in the past. I find it very helpful in processing what has happened, imagining a novel-in-progress, and clarifying where I'd like to reach. Hope you enjoy or try your own hand at ripping, cutting, tearing, and gluing! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Here I Am!


After a blog break, I'm back on site. Here's the skinny:

1. I'm still writing! I have an adult memoir, a poetry collection, two YA novels, a middle grade, and the conclusion for Firstborn percolating, plus a myriad of board books. 

2. I'm looking for representation by an agency interested in giving voice to a disabled person focusing on literary works. 

3. I've left Twitter in the upheaval of the site. 

4. After fourteen years, I'm currently no longer posting reviews of board books at readertotz. Co-founder and writer Joan Holub and I still make a call for ALA to recognize the board/novelty book format in their annual awards with the Dorothy Kunhardt Award

5. I'm creating more visual art which I hope to share here soon. 

6. My mentoring with Stony Book University for their Children's Lit Fellows Creative Writing Program is on hiatus following Covid closures. 

7. Physically, scleral lenses for extreme dry eyes were not compatible with my Sjogren's. And a year on hydroxychloroquine for lupus has created nerve damage. I may post more specifics in the future in case it would help another person piece together their own protocol.  

8. I am a grandmother of two now! Celebrations!

9. Having been in the sacred space of walking a beloved through death a year ago, I continue to read widely and search for truth and the beauty all around.

That's my quick catch up. Thanks for stopping by in our busy season.

May your day be well, and your night be well! xox

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Shepherd: The Best Board Books to Cut Your Teeth On

I'm happy to share I've participated in Shepherd which is a beta site that lets you browse the personal picks of your favorite authors in one giant bookstore. My entry is: The Best Board Books to Cut Your Teeth On. While featuring my own board book, I Love All of Me, I was able to recommend five other titles, as well, and explain my choices. 

Basically, if you have a favorite book, it's possible that author has created their own list of recommends to keep you reading. Links make purchases easy. Here's Kirby Larson's and then Lois Lowery's separate lists they recommend. 

If you are an author or illustrator and interested in participating, you can jot an email to Ben Fox at forauthorsatshepherddotcom. Thanks for checking out Shepherd, and happy reading to you!