Lucy Lareau, 12, of Moline, is pictured with illustrations by Ryan Jampole of the characters in the graphic novels she’s writing with her mother, Liz.

Writer Jonathan Turner, from the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus, wrote an in-depth feature about co-authors Liz Merdian Lareau and Lucy Lareau …

Twelve-year-old Lucy Lareau already is a published author, partnering with her mother, Liz, on a planned 10-book series of graphic novels about the “Geeky F@b 5” to inspire tween girls to raise their voices and make a difference.

The first book in the series — “It’s Not Rocket Science,” to be released July 31 by New York-based Papercutz — premiered at the American Booksellers Association Children’s Institute in June in New Orleans. And on that conference’s heels in the same city, the Laureaus served on a girl-power graphic-novel panel at the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition.

You can read the entire story here.