Laura Riley is a children’s book author and stay-at-home mother. With two rambunctious young boys of her own, she knows how to capture the attention of budding minds with humor and topics that inspire them to read.
Laura’s passion for compelling storytelling began in college, where she studied journalism. Her love for writing continued when she went on to work for the local NBC station KOAA in Colorado Springs and Fox 59 in Indianapolis.
Laura grew up in the Chicago suburbs and currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband, Patrick, and children, Conner and Nolan. She was motivated to write her first book after teaching her first grader how to compose his own story for a school project. His excitement and creativity encouraged her to achieve her lifelong dream of writing her own book.
THE LEGEND OF THE STINKY SOCK
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Who doesn’t like a little bit of magic? Especially when it helps you win baseball games. This humorous and delightful story is about a young boy named Conner who is searching for “The Legend of the Stinky Sock". According to the myth, the sock holds special baseball powers that will make anyone an incredible player. Will Conner discover the secret to the legend? Or, will he find out that the magic to improving his skills is through hard work?
Award Winning Book
The Legend of the Stinky Sock has been awarded with the prestigious B.R.A.G. Medallion. It joins the very select award-winning, reader recommended books at indieBRAG.
LAURA RILEY RECEIVES LITERARY AWARD
The Legend of the Stinky Sock receives a five star review and literary recognition from Readers' Favorite.
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"I liked everything about this book. The illustrations are so beautiful and perfectly bring the story to life. The encouraging words behind the story will motivate the readers of all ages to practice and work hard for whatever they want to achieve in life. Hard word and determination will always pay off. I highly recommend this book and kudos to the author!