Children’s Writing

I have published articles in several children’s magazines. Find fun facts from these articles below.

My picture books are represented by Tracy Marchini at BookEnds Literary Agency. I write about the natural sciences. At the moment, I am particularly interested in the areas of mycology, entomology, and malacology.

Fun fact from “Maria’s Little Birds,” Root & Star, Coming March 2019:

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

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

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

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

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

Fun facts from”Amazing and Unusual Birds,” Nature Friend, February 2014:

Fun facts from “Hair that Feels,” Ask Magazine, March 2013:

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

Fun facts from “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. (2017, April). Welcome to BookEnds, Laura K. Zimmermann! [blog interview]. Retrieved from http://bookendsliterary.com/2017/04/19/welcome-to-bookends-laura-k-zimmermann/

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