About Laura

Laura Eckroat was born and raised in Whiting, Indiana. She has lived in Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, and now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is married to Steven and has a daughter named Ashley. She also has a one-year old Anatolian Shepherd named Muffin, who was rescued by the Eckroats when she was 12 weeks old.

Laura is certified in Special Education and is an elementary school teacher. She teaches and volunteers at the Fort Worth Nature Center using her books to teach children about the beauty and wonder of nature; her workshops also teach children how to start a Science journal. She previously was a human resources manager and the general manager of an educational toy store. She is also a Chicago Bears football fan -- and will always be. Even though Dallas Cowboy Fans try to convert her!

Laura's book Went Out To Get a Donut - Came Home With a Muffin was featured in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine.

If you would like Laura to visit your school or library, please contact her at: thelifeofbud@aol.com. She loves giving presentations on the importance of writing and sharing her love of writing with children.

Laura's 4th book, What's In The Corner? ... A Muffin TAIL, was released June 4, 2013!

Contact Laura at thelifeofbud@aol.com for workshops and presentations.