Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Ripes  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Laura now lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Ripes has been working as a voiceover talent (under the name Laura Russell) since 1990. She says tongue twisters before recording to help with her diction. She wrote this story so children could practice the tricky letter S and be entertained at the same time. She lives in Vernon Hills, Illinois, with her husband, their three daughters, and their chocolate lab puppy. This is her first picture book

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) For rates and information contact Laura at

Selected Titles At Your Library

The spaghetti-slurping sewer serpent /
ISBN: 0761461019. OCLC Number: 730113946

Marshall Cavendish Children,. .

Sammy Sanders sets out to prove that a spaghetti-slurping serpent lives in his sewer.