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About Randi Lynn Mrvos

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Randi Lynn Mrvos​​​​​​  

Kentucky author Randi Lynn Mrvos invites you to sit a spell, take your shoes off, read, laugh, and get inspired.   





  • she and other fans bleed blue (the colors for UK are blue and white)
  • basketball is not just a sport, it's a religion
  • bluegrass is what the state is referred to (just take my word)
  • ​a hot brown is an open face sandwich with bacon, turkey and cheese or another word for a heart attack 
  • burgoo is a meat stew
  • Louisville is pronounced loovull
  • ​we say y'all not you all
  • ​everyone watches the Kentucky Derby, everyone 


Randi Lynn Mrvos was the founder and editor of Kid's  Imagination Train ezine, a former consultant for Pearson  Digital Learning, and the former nonfiction editor of Stories for Children MagazineShe is the editorial consultant at RLM Editorial. ​​​​ Mrvos has published nearly 100 stories and articles in children's magazines.  She has won over thirty awards for her picture book stories.  Her first book is titled Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell .  Mrvos is pleased to announce that her next book, Tajo Speaks Out  will be published in 2020 by Baxter's Corner . 



Randi's last name is pronounced Mer-vus.

It rhymes with nervous.

In Mrvos' book

 Maggie and the Summer Vacation

Show-and-Tell, Maggie's dog Trooper

is modeled after a dog named Charlie. 

Charlie was rescued by friends of Randi

and he lived in Lexington, Kentucky,

Randi's hometown.

       As a child Randi never owned a   

    pet.  Many years later, she and her    

    family adopted a cat they named

 Ozzie Osmand Stephan da Gato.  


    Randi loves to travel, read, take ballet,

and study French. 

Randi has two blogs:     

    Children's Writer's World and

The Maggie Project  ​