Lori Mortensen


Lori Mortensen is an award-winning children’s book author of more than 70 books and over 350 stories and articles. Recent picture book releases include If Wendell Had a Walrus (Henry Holt), Chicken Lily, (Henry Holt), Mousequerade Ball (Bloomsbury) illustrated by New York Times bestselling illustrator Betsy Lewin, and Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range (Clarion, 2016) a sequel to Cowpoke Clyde & Dirty Dawg, one of Amazon’s Best Picture Books of 2013.

When she’s not letting her cat in, or out, or in, she’s tapping away at her computer, conjuring, coaxing, and prodding her latest stories to life. Today, she lives in Northern California with her family and their mega-fluffy cat, Max.

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Matt Phelan
Betsy Lewin
Nina Victor Crittenden
Michael Allen Austin
Jeff Mack
Chloe Bristol
Kristy Caldwell

Book Dedications by Lori Mortensen

  • To my brave chicks, Allen, Steve, and Jaimie
    Chicken Lily

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