Lori Degman is the author of the award-winning picture books, Just Read (illus. by Victoria Tentler-Krylov), 2020 – 2021 Illinois Reads Book List; Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (illus. by Deborah Zemke), 2014 International Literacy Association Honor Book; and 1 Zany Zoo (illus. by Colin Jack), 2010 Winner of the Cheerios New Author Contest and 2013 Illinois Reads Book List. Lori’s other titles are Travel Guide For Monsters (illus. by Dave Szalay), Travel Guide For Monsters Part Deux: A Canadian Adventure (co-written with Jocelyn Watkinson and illus. by Marcus Cutler), Like a Girl (illus. by Mara Penny), and Norbert's Big Dream (illus. by Marco Bucci)
Lori was a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and now writes full-time. She loves doing school visits and presenting at writing conferences. Lori has presented at more than 100 schools and libraries and more than 20 conferences and festivals, including SCBWI’s International Summer Conference; SCBWI Conferences in Illinois, Nashville, New Jersey, and Wisconsin; Printer’s Row LitFest; Kentucky Book Festival; and nErDCamp Kansas. She lives with her family in a suburb of Chicago.