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Lee’s Links

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Lee’s Blog
Stuck on Reading and Writing and Blogging . . . oh, my!

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Kid Inventors’ Day (K.I.D.)
A holiday created by Lee, celebrated annually on January 17th to honor and encourage young brainstormers. Website includes teacher’s guides, contests, books, links and more.


fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk (F.G.I.)
fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk. is a small, benevolent squadron of Santa Barbara children's book authors who believe in the magic of passing forward lucky breaks, bounty and beneficence, as so many have done for us. We are: Thalia Chaltas, Mary Hershey, Valerie Hobbs, Robin La Fevers and (yours truly!) Lee Wardlaw. We provide an annual scholarship to the SCBWI conference in Los Angeles.  The rest of our mission is Top Secret, but keep an eye out for future fairy dust!

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Jaffurs Wine Cellars
The small winery my husband and I own in Santa Barbara, CA. We specialize in Rhone varietals, made in small, hand crafted lots. Stop by sometime for a taste and tour!

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Cathi Mingus
The talented illustrator who created the whimsical art on my website.
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John Wardlaw
Brother Extraordinaire, Photographer and my Website Designer

Articles, Interviews, Activities


A video of Fred Klein interviewing Lee Wardlaw on Literary Gumbo

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“Who Wrote That?” by Patricia Newman
An article about Lee Wardlaw
California Kids

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“Meet Lee Wardlaw”
an online interview by Bonnie O’Brian

California Readers       

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Teacher Resource File for Books by Lee Wardlaw
Internet School Library Media Center
Includes bio, bibliography, and lesson plans


My Book Illustrators

Russell Benfanti (The Chair Where Bear Sits)

Felipe Davalos (Punia and the King of Sharks)

Julie Durrell (Dinosaur Pizza)

Brian Floca (The Ghoul Brothers)

Joan Holub (Hector’s Hiccups)

Arden Johnson-Petrov (Bow-Wow Birthday)

Huy Voun Lee (Red, White & Boom!)

Julie Paschkis (First Steps)

Barry Root (Saturday Night Jamboree):

Ronald Searle (The Tales of Grandpa Cat)

Melissa Sweet (Peek-a-Book)

Eugene Yelchin (Won-Ton)


My Author-Buds
(Just a smackeral)

Thalia Chaltas

Bruce Hale

Mary Hershey

Valerie Hobbs

Ellen A. Kelley

R.L. La Fevers

Dian Curtis Regan

Sherry Shahan

Lee’s Affiliations
(writer-wise & otherwise)


Association Montessori Internationale/USA


The Authors Guild

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Authors Support Intellectual Freedom


California Reading Association

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Cat Writers Association

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Children’s Literature Council
Of Southern California


North American Montessori Teachers’ Association


Santa Barbara Montessori School


Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators


Ventura County Reading Association