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Meet Tricia Torrible

Tricia Torrible

Tricia shares her humor, wit and poetic skills with Gnome Road Publishing fans in her debut picture book, Torrible Puns: A Collection of Punny Poems,  releasing in the spring of 2025.

Tricia's collection of punny poems promises to bring loads of laughter and learning opportunities to language lovers and young readers alike. Paired with Robert Dunn's whimsical illustrations, this book is sure to be a fan favorite. 

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Tricia Torrible enjoys writing books and poetry for children. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and 3 kids, or as she likes to call them, her “Adorable Torribles.” As a self-declared punster, she strongly believes that kids need laughter and attempts to fill this need, one pun at a time. When she’s not busy causing giggles or eyerolls, you might find her hiking, watching science documentaries, or searching for four-leaf clovers.

Poetry holds a special place in Tricia’s heart, and you can find several of her poems in anthologies and magazines. She describes poetry as a dance between words. Each syllable has to take the right step, working with and balancing others, ultimately coming together to create a story or feeling. She is driven by this challenge and loves being the choreographer of this dance!

Tricia’s debut picture book, Torrible Puns: A Collection of Punny Poems, combines her love of humor and poetry, helping her choreograph laughter for children everywhere.

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