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Pitch Wars 2018 Wishlist!

Who are you? Hello! I’m Laura. I write YA fantasy and I want to mentor your manuscript! If you’re not familiar with Pitch Wars, go check it out here. Essentially, it’s a writing competition/community/event that helps writers edit their manuscripts and connect with...

My Book is a Real Thing™(!!!)

tl;dr: My book is a thing! It’s a thing you’re gonna get to read! Celebrate with me! Long version: When I was six, I decided I wanted to be an author. Not much has changed. Ahh, youth. When I was fourteen, I finished my first full length book. There were dragons and a...

The Case for Vulnerability

I recently had a couple of good friends describe me as “really upbeat and optimistic.” Which is awesome and all, but I couldn’t help myself from thinking… Really? I try my best to be a cheerful person—it’s something my parents emphasized the heck out of when I was...

Thankful Thoughts and New Chapters

Thanksgiving was particularly timely this year. There is so much that I’m thankful for—health, family, friends—but I’m feeling especially grateful for the writing world as of late. I wrote my first full length novel when I was thirteen, and I was pretty sure it was...

BusyBusyBusy

Do you ever hear a song that just speaks to your soul? One of those tunes that gets stuck in your head for days on end, because whoever wrote it is clearly some parallel universe version of you? Like, a song that captures exactly how you’re feeling? For me, this song...

Interning at a Literary Agency

The Lowdown: This summer, I worked as an intern for a literary agency. So basically, I spent the whole summer reading, writing, and editing. And it was awesome.   Highlights: Working for some stellar agents and chatting with them about the publishing world...