Marcotte publishes picture book for children

MarcotteAlison Marcotte (BS '15, journalism) will have her first children's picture book, Seeking Best Friend, published on January 25, 2022, by Beaming Books. 

"After graduating, I continued to pursue my passion for storytelling and started a career as a children's book author," Marcotte said. "The College of Media was instrumental in developing my writing style and voice and building my confidence as a writer." 

In her humorous picture book, a child sends out an open call for a best friend and the most unlikely candidates apply for the job. Her book will be available at independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers. 

Marcotte is a Chicago-based picture book writer. She’s passionate about writing stories that are authentic, funny, hopeful, and filled with heart. She’s a member of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, SCBWI, Chicago Writers Association, and Off Campus Writers’ Workshop, and a freelance writer for American Library Association's American Libraries magazine.

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