Author Archives: Laurel Tuohy

About Laurel Tuohy

Laurel is the resident blogger and manuscript editor at AcuteByDesign. A longtime journalist, her work has been published all over the world in markets as diverse as The Times of India, Livestrong.com, The Wall Street Journal Asia and Vice Magazine. Currently living in Bangkok, she is hoping to uncover exciting new Asian authors and illustrators to add to the AByD worldwide family.

Tyrelle Smith is the master artist behind the gorgeous illustrations that grace the pages of some of our favorite AbyD titles including The Legend of MeeCheli: The First African American Princess and, our latest release, Dance of the Antelope. For … Continue reading

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If you are as excited as we are about the upcoming release of Just Indian, our new book by first-time Native American author Jackie Neypes, then you might want to learn more about the Washoe tribe that Jackie descends from. … Continue reading

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An AbyD Author Remembers Her Past To really get to know the world that Patricia Norki Nater writes about in her recent AcuteByDesign book, Dance of the Antelope, which takes place in Ghana, we asked her to tell us a … Continue reading

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The good wishes were indeed “heartfelt” when over a dozen of Cynthia “Cyn” MacGregor’s friends and associates gathered in her home for a double celebration, marking not only her birthday but also the release of Heartfelt, the Special Reindeer. Seating … Continue reading

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The last week of September is the nationally recognized “banned books week,” during which the books that have been banned or challenged in schools, libraries, and other institutions are celebrated for the contributions they provide. It is precisely these kinds of books ­ … Continue reading

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Diane Humetewa is the United States’s first female Native American Federal Judge and a hero of ours here at AbyD. Confirmed last year, she is doing a great job fairly interpreting the law for the state of Arizona. At AbyD, … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Patricia Norki Nater, author of Dance of the Antelope Finding Acute By Design was a godsend. Literally. Sometime last year as I was surfing the Craigslist website looking for part-time teaching and tutoring work and scrolling through … Continue reading

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