I’d like to introduce myself…

Hi everyone! My name is Lauri Corkum, and I am joining Sher’s blog as a reviewer/contributor. Life comes at me pretty fast these days—I split my time between being a wife and mother to three children and one Border collie, and writing children’s books. Right now, I have a middle grade mystery and two young adult novels in progress. I also am trying my hand at an adult espionage thriller… trust me, it’s much harder than it would seem. The research involved is intense… it’s like being back in school!

I have wanted to be a writer since I was in elementary school. Even then, I would fill up spiral notebooks with my slanted print, writing everything from pure fantasy to simple mysteries. But, then I grew up and had other more pressing matters that required my attention. (Okay, I never really grew up… ha!) Now that I’m nearly an empty nester, I finally have the time to devote to putting pen to paper. My big problem, and I’m sure several of you share this with me, is organization. I totally fail at everything organizational from scheduling time to write, to finding where I put stuff, and even in managing my clutter. Oh, speaking of clutter… you should see my office. It looks like an explosion of papers, books, and post-its in every color under the sun. My husband says it’s a disaster, but I assure him it’s the perfect space for nurturing a creative mind. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!)
While I love writing and seeing where my plots and characters will lead me, I also love reading. I read everything I can get my hands on, be it magazines, fan fiction, spy thrillers, romance novels, young adult, middle grade… I love it all! My last two “just for pleasure” books were The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. As you can see, the diversity in my reading list is rather extensive. I do recommend both books—Daniel Silva is a master at weaving an intense spy story and Ms. Park wrote a touching MG story about a young boy’s determination and loyalty. A Single Shard also won the Newberry Medal in 2002.
Thanks for letting me drone on… and I look forward to posting and contributing on Sher’s blog. Ciao!

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. It’s nice to meet you, Lauri! Welcome. Sher’s blog is great, always informative and entertaining. I’m sure you’ll be awesome.

  2. I’d glad to see you joined Sher’s blog. I’m looking forward to your first review.

  3. Looking forward to reading your posts!

    Moody Writing

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