Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning author of books for children and adults. His published books include The Outsider, The Origami Master, Octopus Escapes! and Broken Beaks. His first all-ages graphic novel The Singing Rock & Other Brand-New Fairy Tales, was published by First Second/Macmillan in June 2019.

Between 2000-2007, he presented 80+ keynotes and lectures on mental health and homeless issues at universities, hospitals, and mental health centers across the US, Canada, Sweden, and Australia. Media appearances include: NPR’s “Fresh Air”, “All Things Considered Weekend Edition,” WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show.”

Nathaniel lives outside of Atlanta with his wife,  two wonderful, inspiring children, and a menagerie of pets. His hobbies include collecting classic movie autographs and original illustration art.




Thinking Graphically: Writing graphic novels



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