Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My little secret

Welcome to Day 3 of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade Virtual Book Launch Party! If this is your first time popping into the party, be sure to check in on some of the discussions going on and don't forget to enter Contest #1 and Contest #2! Later today, we'll bust open another piƱata full of fun prizes and giveaways! Also, don't forget to leave a comment on any post, so you'll automatically be entered into a drawing for an autographed paperback of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade! Later today, we'll do a little mingling and see who's been partyin' it up!

Today, I'm going to reveal a secret I've been holding in for a long time...

My name is Lori Calabrese and I'm a doodler. That's what I do. Ever since I was a kid, I LOVED to draw. And I still do. When my son says he'd like to color, I'm usually still coloring even though he's moved on to the next thing!

Even though I love to doodle, when it comes to my children's books, I've decided to concentrate solely on my writing. Along my path to publication, I've realized that writing is hard work and I compare it a lot to putting together a puzzle. But as I'm sliding all of those pieces into place, I often find myself still scribbling one of my characters for inspiration. They always say, as a writer, you need to imagine your characters and know them inside, out. Well, I guess you can say this is how I do just that. I thought I'd share with you some of my doodles while I was writing The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade...

So whadda 'ya think??

If any of you have any "Bug" drawings you'd like to share, feel free to post them to my Facebook Wall. I'd LOVE to see them!


  1. I'd consider that more than doodling Lori! They are great. Now you should see the stick figures I do...

    Congrats on the book and launch!

  2. Thanks, Carla. You make me feel a little better and hey--stick figures have their place in the art world, too! :)

    Thanks for stopping by! It means a lot to have my close writer friends here!

    Have a great day!

  3. I think doodling and writing children's novels goes hand in hand!