Laura Dower

Laura Dower worked in marketing and editorial in children’s publishing before writing full-time. She is author of over 90 books. Her most popular series is From the Files of Madison Finn, which will have a new book, Madison Finn: Back Online, published in 2016 by Open Road Media.

  • These Words Matter: Laura Dower

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    There was no one book that turned me into a reader. There were hundreds. It is impossible to imagine any book without thinking about how it found me. Back in first grade, my parents embarked on a rocky divorce. In its aftermath, my life began to shift in hugely unexpected ways. Around this time, my grandfather, Papa, was my beam of light. He challenged me to turn every word into an anagram or acrostic, taught me how to rhyme and make bad jokes. Papa whisked me off in his Ford truck and told me stories along the way. He got me my first library card. I can still remember the joy…