Years ago Lois peeked into her best friend’s refrigerator and found empty shelves and one small carton of milk. Her best friend’s family didn’t have enough money to buy food. Maddi’s Refrigerator is the result of that moment.
A teacher by trade, Lois weaves together diverse images and events to create stories for children. She lives near Seattle, WA, with her husband, assorted kids, two dogs, and a fluffy cat who thinks he’s a dog. This is her first picture book.