Lois Petren, author of the Lulu and Lainey and Five Enchanted Mermaids series of children's picture books, became an author by chance when, after returning from a family vacation in Paris, she discovered she had left behind a ball of yarn she needed to complete a knitting project. This became the inspiration for her first book, "Lulu and Lainey ... a French Yarn." Five additional books followed.
The Lulu and Lainey series follows the adventures of a little French girl named Lulu, who loves to knit with her grand-mére. She even has a favorite ball of squishy green yarn, which she calls “Lainey”.
Since 2018, in collaboration with LifeMadeSimple, LLC, Lois has authored a series of books about the Five Enchanted Mermaids, a diverse multicultural group of mermaids who help children to develop a growth mindset and learn developmental skills. Each mermaid has a superpower, which can help young children in their early development.
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.
Meet-the-Author eventbook an author visit with Lois Petren
Invite community members to read one-on-one with students with this handy app. Or host your author visit with the book presented virtually. Golden Ticket schools should contact us for free schoolwide access to Readeo.
Audio/Videos of author readingGo to book page
Kid can visit Lois 's book page(s) for links to read along with the author!
Book a visit with Lois Petren
If you would like to plan a school visit with Lois , please contact us via the link below. If Lois is coming to your school, you will receive a Golden Ticket to place in one of the books. Upon discovery, a QR code can be scanned which then announces the event.