Laurie Calkhoven

Children’s Book Writer


Photo copyright 2010 by Elyse Fradkin


Thanks for stopping by to learn more about me and my books.

My newest historical novel, the first in the G.I. Dogs series, comes out in March 2018. It’s about a real dog named Judy, who became an official Japanese prisoner-of-war during World War II. This hero dog made a huge difference in the lives of the men she was imprisoned with, and kept many of them alive.

Sergeant Stubby, Hero Pup of World War I will follow next fall.

I love visiting schools in person to talk about writing, weird-and-wacky facts, and bringing history to life.

The best way to reach me is via e-mail here: