Author Rosalie Lauerman is passionate about uncovering and writing under-told stories for young readers. Her work has been accepted by Cricket, Highlights, and other children’s magazines.

While living in New Jersey, Rosalie and her family were neighbors with Jockey Hollow, a unit of Morristown National Historical Park. She frequently heard park visitors say that they knew nothing about this Revolutionary War encampment, inspiring her to write her first book, Jockey Hollow.

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Rosalie – First Grade

Rosalie grew up on a Midwestern farm and attended a small school her first-grade class consisted of nine students. The future writer edited the high school newspaper and studied journalism and economics in college. Before turning to writing, she worked as a computer programmer. While raising two sons, Rosalie was employed in New Jersey municipal government. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Although she considers New Jersey her natural habitat, Rosalie and her husband currently live in Illinois, surrounded by restored prairies, goldfinches, and monarch butterflies.

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Illinois Prairie in Autumn