Saturday, October 17, 2015

Author Acrostic ~ Laurie Wallmark and Ada Lovelace ♥

What do you get when you combine history, a strong woman and S.T.E.M.? Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by my NJSCBWI pal Laurie Wallmark! Kirkus Reviews says the book is “a splendidly inspiring introduction to an unjustly overlooked woman.” (Starred review!!!). Of course I had to ask Laurie Wallmark to to write an acrostic poem for her debut picture book...

A proper Victorian gentlewoman, 
Determined to become 
A professional mathematician.

Lady Ada Lovelace, 
Of noble birth, a 
Excited by the marvels of the Industrial Age. 
Lord Byron’s daughter, 
Appreciator of technology, the world’s first 
Computer programmer and an 
Exceptional mathematician.

Laurie Wallmark writes exclusively for children. She can't imagine having to restrict herself to only one type of book, so she writes picture books, middle-grade novels, poetry, and nonfiction. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. When not writing or studying, Laurie teaches computer science at a local community college, both on campus and to students in prison. The picture book biography, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine (Creston Books, October 2015), is Laurie’s first book.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine Blog Tour
September 12, 2015 ♥ Flowering Minds
September 15, 2015 ♥ Frog on a Blog
September 22, 2015 ♥ Writing and Fishing
September 28, 2015 ♥ My Brain on Books
October 2, 2015 ♥ Still a Dreamer
October 6, 2015 ♥ Robin Newman Books
October 9, 2015 ♥ Yvonne Ventresca's Blog
October 13, 2015 ♥ Writing and Illustrating
October 15, 2015 ♥ Geek Mom 
October 15, 2015 ♥ Wanderings and Witchery
October 18, 2015 - Interview The Children's Book Review
October 20, 2015 ♥ Kaleidoscope (Roseanne Kurstedt)
October 26, 2015 ♥ Gold From the Dust
November 6, 2015 ♥ Picture Books Help Kids Soar
November 6, 2015 ♥ VCFA Launch Pad


  1. Nat, Thanks for the excuse to write an acrostic poem. They're so much fun.

    1. ♥! I'm thrilled to help get the word out about you and your awesome book! :)

  2. Nat, Thanks for the excuse to write an acrostic poem. They're so much fun.