Our next Letters For Kids is written by middle grade novelist Lisa Moore Ramée! Lisa sends us a handwritten letter about facing one of her biggest fears—giving a speech—and how to tackle doing the things that scare us most.
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Lisa Moore Ramée was born and raised in Los Angeles and now lives in the Northern California, with her husband, two kids, two obnoxious cats and more yard than she can control. She earned a BA in Speech Communications from San Francisco State (go Gators!) and a MA in English Literature (focusing on Creative Writing) from Cal State East Bay. She worked for several years in publishing for the Walt Disney Company, first in Comics, and then with Licensed Publishing. While there, she co-penned The Little Mermaid, Jr. Graphic Novel and the writing bug took up permanent residence. She is a devotee of Top Chef and Project Runway, and often tries to work the shows in her plots. Her first novel, A Good Kind of Trouble, received critical acclaim, garnering three starred reviews and a Walter Honor. Her next book, Something to Say, is due out July 2020.
Photograph of Lisa Moore Ramée by Rod Searcey.