Laura Edmonds

Laura is the author and illustrator of Building Memories’ children’s books. She began writing whilst on maternity leave with her youngest (8 years ago) and only started illustrating 2 years ago. After a personal life event – Laura used art to relearn how to read and write. Laura paints with watercolour and loves drawing with charcoal. She is currently re-designing her whole series of 135+ books to personally illustrate them and is looking forward to it’s completion. Laura’s stories cover a huge and ever expanding range of issues, like disability, parents who work away, prison, refugees, eating disorders, bilingual children- the list goes on!

You can visit this inspirational lady on 3 Hopwood Bank, between stops Red 6 and 7.


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