At the Colosseum. Famous Roman concrete!

Larissa Theule holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of picture books Concrete: From the Ground Up, Kafka and the Doll, A Way with Wild Things, Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face, and Mouseboat (forthcoming). She lives in Pasadena, California, with her family and cutie-pie dog.

For kids: Hi there! Maybe you're visiting this site because you’re a student working on a project, or maybe you just love books. Whatever the reason, I'm glad you're here. I’ve been an author for about ten years but I’ve been a writer ever since I learned to spell out CAT in Kindergarten. If you write, you’re a writer.


Here's where I lived growing up: Nigeria, Indiana, Japan, Costa Rica, Canada, and Michigan. As a grownup, I've lived in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and China. Now I live in Pasadena, California. All the places I’ve lived and all the people I’ve met shape the way I see the world, and the way I see the world shapes the stories I write.


Sometimes, I write stories that are about caring for people, paying attention to the world around us, and being brave and creative to change what isn’t working or what isn’t right. And sometimes I write stories and poems just because I like the way certain words sound together and the way those words make a picture in my head. Always, I write about what I'm curious about because that way I have fun and stay interested in my work.


When I’m not writing, I like to read, go on long walks to admire other people’s gardens, and play with my two kids and my dog named Luna.


Thanks for stopping by, and keep reading and writing!