Children’s Writing

The world is full of surprises both weird and wonderful. I have included some fun facts from a few I have written about below. A list of my kidlit-focused interviews and presentations can be found at the end.

Fun Facts

“Maria’s Little Birds,” Root & Star, March 2019:

In 1660, when Maria Sibylla Merian was 13 years old, she began to study “little birds” after seeing squirming silkworms disappear into balls of silk and reappear as moths. This painting of their life cycle is the first entry in her Book of Studies.

“Water Fleas, Transform!” Muse Magazine, May/June 2017:

“Use It or Lose It,” Odyssey Magazine, March 2015:

“Beware of Pirates,” AppleSeeds Magazine, November/December 2014:

“The Real First Thanksgiving?,” AppleSeeds Magazine, November/December 2014:

“Amazing and Unusual Birds,” Nature Friend, February 2014:

“Hair that Feels,” Ask Magazine, March 2013:

“Finding Ways to Save Them,” purchased by AppleSeeds Magazine, April 2015:

“What’s That Smell,” purchased by Highlights for Children, August 2013:

Interviews and Presentations

Zimmermann, L. K. (2018, June). Fantastic agents and where to find them. Presented at the Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference, Winchester, VA.

Zimmermann, L. K. (2018, March). Maria Sibylla Merian: Insects, butterflies, and metamorphosis oh my! Saturday with a Scientist, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum.

Zimmermann, L. K. (2015, June). It started in the classroom: My path to publication in nonfiction children’s magazines. Presented at the Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference, Winchester, VA.

Sozzi, E. (2014, November). From the writer’s desk: Laura K. Zimmermann [blog interview]. Retrieved from http://www.eugeniasozzi.com/blog/from-the-writers-desk-laura-k-zimmermann