Hi! I’m Laura, and welcome to my blog. This is where I ramble about my various writing projects and anything else that takes my fancy (usually Eurovision and the odd bit of politics). I mostly write YA urban fantasy, short stories and the occasional piece of creative non-fiction. In an ideal world, I’d quite like to evolve into a combination of Anthony Horowitz and John Hughes. I’m the official working-class gong-whacker for #UKYAChat.
You can see information about my published works and works-in-progress here. Why not buy my short stories, available in Kindle and paperback, on Smashwords, and in Blackwell’s Edinburgh/The Fruitmarket Gallery, for a taste of what I write?
I’m currently looking for representation for my first novel, The Silent Storm. Here’s a blurb of sorts from a recent Twitter pitch…
I live in Edinburgh with a long-suffering husband and a growing pile of games consoles and musical instruments. When I’m not writing, I like dubious prog rock, weightlifting, baking and attempting to learn too many languages than is healthy. (Oh go on, add me on Duolingo, you know you want to.)
I’m also a freelance editor and proofreader, currently working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to test and refine educational material for schools, writing copy for the Astro Pi project and the official Pi blog. I’m also an occasional roving reporter for The Sound Of The Crowd, writing about 80s gigs I’ve been to.