Come meet and chat with Lynne Podrat, author of My Sister Wants an Elephant, a sweet picture book that tells the true story of two siblings who team up together to convince their mother to let them own a couple of wild animals as pets, and a mother who just might be persuaded.
Award winning author, Lynne Podrat graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and then spent fifteen years in the Fashion Industry as an Assistant Buyer and Department Manager with Bloomingdales Department Store before returning to school to receive her educational degrees from Arcadia University and Gynedd Mercy. A retired educator and Administrator from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania School District, she taught English, literature, composition and history in elementary and secondary schools. She has secretly been a writer and poet her whole life, but has only recently chosen to share those talents with the world, receiving Gold from the Nonfiction Authors Association for her memoir, Listen to Me: How My Down Syndrome Brother Saved My Life, Gold from Literary Titans, and recent winner with International Book Awards for her children’s book, My Sister Wants an Elephant. Lynne now lives with her husband in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, spending winters dragon boating where her heart races and summers hiking the Rockies in Vail, Colorado where her heart sings.