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July 2017: Publisher Creativia purchases publishing rights to Artania and its sequels, Kidnapped Smile and Dragonless Sky. Watch for more exciting news to come!

 


 

June 2017: Podcast Interview by Cathy Kitchco for Writers Among Us.

https://soundcloud.com/monarchradio/writers-among-us-laurie-woodward


January 2016:  Forest Secrets hits number one on Amazon.

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November 2015: Podcast interview by Joseph Williams III for My K-12 Career.

https://soundcloud.com/joseph-williams-281928970/laurie-woodward-on-the-myk12career-radio-podcast


October 2015: Middle-grade novel Forest Secrets published.

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When 11-year old Daisy befriends a lost forest creature she sets off on an adventure to save all tree people from destruction.


September 2015: Honorable Mention in L. Ron Hubbard’s “Writers of the Future” contest.

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January 2015: Radio interview by Tom Wilmer for NPR’s Journeys of Discovery

http://thomaswilmer.com/anti-bullyikng-insights-with-laurie-woodward


2014: Altrusa Grant Recipient to create anti-bullying videos.

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January 9, 2013: Awarded a  Curriculum Project Grant from Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools, William J. Cirone, for a student mediation program titled, “Dolphin Detours.” Kids stop bullies, mediate arguments, and teach peace on campus.

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December 2012: Amazon Reviews of ghost written book Dean and JoJo score an average 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Janine Klieber of Berlin says,  “It is really wonderful written and I very much hope that there will be more adventures of Dean and JoJo.”

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Summer 2012: Published the middle grade book Artania: The Pharaohs’ Cry available on Amazon.


Spring 2012: The ghostwritten, Dean and JoJo, published in Germany. This book is the true story of one man’s lifelong friendship and advocacy for a wild dolphin named JoJo.


2012: Impact II Instructional Strategy Team Coach Grant recipient for leadership as a peace consultant.


December 19, 2011: Hosted webinar for Teachers Without Borders titled Alternatives to Bullying and Intolerance.


Fall 2011: Panelist for San Luis Obispo Nightwriter’s critique session helping authors of children’s fiction, fantasy novels, and other genres to hone their work.


Spring 2011: Ms. Woodward’s peace curriculum with anti-bullying lessons added to the Dean and JoJo Resolutions DVD.


2011: Santa Barbara County Education Office Care and Share Grant recipient for an anti-bullying campaign.


Spring 2010: Featured article in Santa Maria Sun titled “Respect” about Laurie’s peace program.


2010: Published poetry in A Hudson View Poetry Digest.


2006: Published poetry in the book Tales from the Corner.