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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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Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn

A little French girl. A lost ball of fuzzy green yarn. A very confused mama bird. What’s the connection?

Lulu loved to knit, especially with her grandmother. During a walk to visit her grandmother, her favorite ball of green yarn falls out of her knitting basket. She’s broken-hearted. What happened to the yarn? Why can’t she find it? An adventure ensues involving a most unlikely cast of characters.

Lulu and Lainey … a French Yarn is the first book in a series of picture books for children 4 – 7 years of age. If you and your children like animals, family fun and surprise endings, then you’ll love this and all the other books in the series.

Grab one today to find out where the yarn went and how it found its way back home!