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a little update:

My interests haven't changed much since 1990! I still love writing stories. I also love being in nature. I'm kind of obsessed with rocks, time, the universe, trees, fungi, microbes, and nutrient cycling. Now that I'm a grown-up kid, I get to visit schools to teach workshops about writing and science. A teacher by trade, I'm passionate about affirming and making space for children's curiosity, creativity, and innate connection to the natural world. I'm an Audubon volunteer and the critique group coordinator for my local chapter of SCBWIA Stone Is a Story is my first picture book (besides those listed above!). I've also contributed fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to Highlights, High Five, and Ladybug. My next book is called One Day This Tree Will Fall.

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Leslie Barnard Booth graduated from Pomona College and holds an MS in education and an MFA in creative writing, both from the University of Oregon. She has taught at preschool, elementary, and college levels and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. When she’s not writing, she can be found hiking, biking, and, of course—collecting rocks. A Stone Is a Story is her debut picture book. Visit her at lesliebarnardbooth.com.