Meet Laura Hill

If you've already visited the FAQs section of my site you've learned all the juicy details of who I am and what I am about.  This is the more boring standard copy you'd expect…I just didn't want you to be disappointed.  

Laura Hill (Timpanaro) was born on Long Island, New York into a working family of aviators, engineers and educators. For fifteen years she traveled around the world making films, documentaries and commercials, for the History Channel, TruTV and clients such as Pepsi, often seeking out unusual people and places in order to document their stories.

Intrigued by the tales of life, myth and struggle she heard, Laura began writing novels for adults that reflected her unique experiences. At the urging of her children she collaborated with them on a children's book series, the Great Story World Mix-Up, which they write and illustrate together. 

Embracing her passion for illustration, which started at Parson's School of Design in NYC where she was trained in fine art, Laura is seeking representation as an author/illustrator and hoping to find a collaborator who enjoys high adventure and unbridled imagination as much as she does.  Beloved books include Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales by Jon Scieszka, Where The Wild Things Are by by Maurice Sendak and D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths.

Laura has won numerous awards for her work in media including 13 Telly awards and 3 ITVA awards. Her twitter chat #whatisschool, voted Edublog’s Best Education Twitter Chat and Hashtag of 2014, reaches thousands of educators around the world each week. She is the president of her local library board, writes science curriculum for Destination Science, works in graphic arts and speaks in large and small arenas to children and adults motivating them to get their creative ideas out of their head and into the world.

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