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Laurie Winslow Sargent

Ames, Iowa, United States

Laurie Winslow Sargent is a magazine article writer, book author, public speaker,
and writing workshop instructor.

She has authored 2 books, contributed to 8 others, and written magazine articles
since 1988. Her books have led to interviews on radio talk-shows reaching
listeners in nearly every US state and several countries. Sargent's background is
in occupational therapy, crisis work, and parenting.

Her titles include The Power of Parent-Child Play (2003, Tyndale) and Delight in
Your Child's Design (2005, Tyndale/Focus on the Family).

She has also contributed articles/stories/photos to: Chicken Soup for The Soul:
Stories of Faith (2008, distributed by Simon and Schuster); The Ultimate Dog
Lover (2008, Health Communications Inc. HCI.); Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's
Soul (2007 HCI); Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul II (2006, HCI.); Roar! : A
Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia (2005, Heather and David Kopp,
Multnomah); Kisses of Sunshine for Women (2005, Carol Kent & Thelma Wells,
Zondervan); The Write Start: Practical Advice for Successful Writing (2004,
NCWA, PleasantWord); and Christian Parenting Answers: Before Birth to Five
Years (1994, Debra Evans editor, Chariot/David C. Cook).

Her magazine articles have appeared in 26 different magazines including Parenting
and Writer's Digest. As a contributing editor, she had 47 articles published by
Christian Parenting Today magazine.

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AWSA (Advanced Writers & Speakers Association)
NCWA (Northwest Christian Writers Association)

BLOGS: for parents for aspiring nonfiction writers


Interests: Parent education and support and nurturing aspiring writers. Writing for Christian publications as well as the general parenting market.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • The Power of Parent-Child Play
  • Delight in Your Child's Design