Meet the Author

Laura is committed to helping parents and their children. We love Little Worm and love reading it with our kids!
— Monica, Mother of three

Laura Ann Elpers Pierce

Registered Play Therapist - Therapeutic Consultant

Laura Ann Elpers Pierce is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered play therapist. She was born in Evansville, Indiana and moved to Dallas, Texas to attend Southern Methodist University.

Laura has several years of experience working with children and families in a therapy setting who are struggling with a range of psychological and emotional challenges. Through her work, Laura encourages children to communicate, express their feelings, develop problem-solving skills, and discover new ways of relating to others.  


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Meet the Illustrator


Armando Loredo

Illustrator - Designer - Animator


For the past decade Armando's curiosity and passion for art and design has allowed him to pursue a professional creative career. His skills have landed him opportunities to work on animated commercials, advertising campaigns, and directing independent films. However, illustrating has been the fundamental pillar at the core of Armando's work. He attributes the success of his work to his draftsmanship. As a kid, he read all the time and drew even more. Illustrating children's books has become a fulfilling experience; marrying his love of reading and art together.