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Laurie Wallmark


“​Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor”


Ringoes, NJ


Laurie Wallmark has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. When not writing, she teaches computer science at Raritan Valley Community College. She has two grown daughters and lives in New Jersey.

About "​Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor"

To her adoring public, Hedy Lamarr was a glamorous movie star, widely considered the most beautiful woman in the world. But in private, she was something more: a brilliant inventor. And for many years only her closest friends knew her secret. Now Laurie Wallmark and Katy Wu, who collaborated on Sterling’s critically acclaimed picture-book biography Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, tell the inspiring story of how, during World War Two, Lamarr developed a groundbreaking communications system that still remains essential to the security of today’s technology.