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Lois Petren, author of the Lulu and Lainey series of children's picture books, became an author by chance when she realized she had a story to tell.  That story became "Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn," which is the first book in a series about Lulu, a little French girl who loves to knit, but keeps losing her favorite ball of yarn.

Publishing children’s books was not on her bucket list – until after returning from a family vacation in 2015 Lois discovered that she had left behind a ball of yarn she needed to complete a knitting project.  This became the inspiration for writing “Lulu and Lainey … a French Yarn.”

Lois has had successful careers in marketing, fashion and retirement services.  She lives in Southern California with her husband and children.


When she is not writing she can be found knitting, cooking, or planning her next vacation.

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