Writer Laura Lipari loves to share her faith with children in a wonderfully entertaining style. The 102-year-old author is a retired high school teacher and adjunct college professor. Ms. Lipari originally wrote her bible story series, Grandma Shares Her Faith, when she was 92 years-old. She read her manuscript to hundreds of elementary school students in Ohio. Teachers, students, friends, priests, and bishops encouraged her to get her book published. This 10th Anniversary Edition is a delightful rendition of the original series. In Book 2: Cain and Abel, the author writes about how God created the world. She tells the story with her sense of humor as she also introduces us to some interesting characters, including the antics of her grandchildren. Included in the series are her charming pets, Gabby the parrot, Chompers the dog, and Princess the cat. The book is illustrated by Nancy Ladd.
Laura Lipari has a lot of stories to tell in addition to her wonderful children’s stories. The 102-year-old author is a retired high school teacher of Italian and French, and served as an adjunct college professor of Spanish.
Raised in Ohio, she met her husband while studying in Italy, where they lived for eight years. While they were there, World War II broke out. Because of her superb linguistic skills, she was invited to serve as an interpreter for the US Army’s intelligence wing. She is credited with saving hundreds of lives because of her service. She has many war stories to tell, including escaping on horseback from Nazi troops invading Italy. But writing about her faith is her first love.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and attended the University of Perugia near Rome, Italy. She worked toward her master’s degree at Perugia and at the University of Mexico.
Laura has five children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
As may be seen in her writing, Laura has a wonderful sense of humor. She told her publisher: “I hope this is the beginning of a long relationship. I have several more books in the works!”