Exciting news: My next novel, tentatively called The Impossible Caravan, will be coming in Fall 2015 with Scholastic Press! More details here.
The Queen Of Water
Latest award news!
  • Morning Calm Award Finalist (chosen by International School Students in Korea)
  • "Building a Home Library" recommendation (ALA, CBC, ALSC)
  • Oprah's Kids' Reading List
  • Américas Award Honor Book
  • Skipping Stones Honor Award
  • Bank Street Best Book of Outstanding Merit
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2011
  • ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Book
  • State teen lists in Arkansas, Florida, Texas, SC
  • Colorado Book Award finalist
  • Starred reviews from PW, SLJ, Booklist, and Kirkus.
Star in the Forest
Latest award news!
  • Americas Award Commended Title
  • Bank Street Best Book of Outstanding Merit
  • CCBC Choices List
  • Richie's Pick: A Best Book of 2010
  • Times Union Top Ten Books for Youth on Social Justice and Intercultural Understanding
  • State kids' lists in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington DC, Arizona, Vermont, Indiana, Virginia
  • Starred reviews from SLJ and Booklist.

Hi and thanks for visiting!

I'm Laura Resau (rhymes with "see-saw"). I write novels set in places where I've lived or traveled - Mexico, France, Ecuador, Arizona, Colorado, and Maryland. Magic, love, and adventure tend to find their way into my stories. So do brave characters who take journeys of all kinds, inside and outside themselves. My books are shelved in the kids' and teens' sections, but are read by many not-so-young adults, too.

Writing stories makes me feel ALIVE! Other things that make me feel alive are exploring languages and cultures, wandering by streams, drinking tea with lots of milk and honey, and biking with my husband and son around our happy hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado.

I hope you enjoy delving into this labyrinth of a website. May you find yourself pleasantly lost in it for a while. Thank you for reading my books and letting me do my dream job...

Abrazos and bisous and warm wishes,

"Vibrant, large-hearted"
Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
"Deeply felt, lyrical"

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Laura's publisher is Delacorte/Random House. All her books are available as hardcovers and/or paperbacks as well as ebooks. Red Glass and The Indigo Notebook are also available as audiobooks. For autographed copies, please contact Old Firehouse Books

Page last updated: October 01, 2014