Lori Head ShotLori Stewart is an award-winning author of multi-generational books and a range of other works. Born and raised in northern California, she graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in economics and headed East for careers in finance and technology. She returned to her California roots in 2004 and currently lives and writes in Carmel. In addition to writing, Lori ran AFTA Associates, a non-profit organization she founded to support wildlife conservation through community enterprise. She also works with Ceca Foundation, which promotes quality patient care through caregiver recognition and reward programs; and she serves on the Advisory Board of the innovative Read To Me Project.

Grandma, Aren’t You Glad the World’s Finally in Color Today! is her second grandparents’ book, and winner of a Gold/1st Place award in the 2014 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Best Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction category, a National Parenting Publications Award (Honor) and a Mom’s Choice Award (Gold).  Her first book, If I had as many grandchildren as you… received a 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award and 2012 and 2013 Family Choice Awards. Her other writings have been published in books, brochures, magazines and across the web.