CRITTER: Award-Winning Debut Author, Lori Degman

PRIZE: One critique of your RHYMING picture book, 1000 words max.

Lori Degman's picture book, 1 Zany Zoo, was the winner of the 2008 Cheerios New Author Contest and a mini version of the book was including inside 2.2 million boxes of Cheerios this past spring. The hardcover, published by Simon & Schuster, was released in July 2010. Lori loves writing humorous rhyming stories and loves helping other rhymers fine-tune their rhythm and rhyme. She is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

When not writing, Lori is a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students. She lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois with her husband and two sons. You can find out more about Lori and her book at

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