I live in Victoria, BC where I write books for kids. I am currently writing a series of books about a boy named Reece Hansen.  Get in touch with me if you’ve got any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello. I’d be happy to hear from you.


Awards and Nominations:


BC Reading Link Challenge, Where’s Burgess? 2020 Finalist

Silver Birch Express Award, Where’s Burgess? 2019 Finalist,

Chocolate Lily Book Award, Where’s Burgess? 2019 Finalist

Orca Book Publishers (Sept. 2019)

I can't wait for you to read this second book in the series. Reece Hansen's life gets a whole lot more complicated when he gets a Jack Russell terrier, named Ruckus.  


Writing for kids is so much fun. I started with a board book for babies, sharing it with everyone who would listen. Much to my delight Beach Baby was featured on buses and trains. As a first-time children's author, it just doesn't get any better than that! As you can guess, I've been inspired to write more stories for children. Happily, Orca Book Publishers in Victoria, BC. is helping me bring these stories to many North American and international readers. 


April 2016

This little book for babies was quite a surprise. I sat in my car after a recent trip to Mayne Island and wrote down all the things I'd seen on the beach.  Purple starfish, the waddling goose, and seals that peer out of the waves. I was so happy when Orca Book Publishers told me they liked it and wanted to publish it. Get in touch to order your copy today and let me know what you think.


I’ve been working on this latest release for quite some time now, and can’t wait for you to read it. This board book recalls a time when my friend and I covered many miles with her son, then a baby, tucked in a backpack. Illustrations of trees, dragonflies and turtles are presented in warmly painted collages and are paired with rhythmic, lyrical verse. Available March 20, 2018. Orca Book Publishers.


Get in touch with me for more information about my previous publications and upcoming releases.

Laurie Elmquist

Laurie Elmquist

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Victoria, BC, Canada


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