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I'm Laura Resau (rhymes with see-saw). I write novels set in places where I've lived or traveled around the world. 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. The latest of my eight novels is The Lightning Queen (Scholastic), set in rural Oaxaca, Mexico.

I feel passionate about weaving human rights issues into my books and helping new, global voices be heard. I've loved collaborating with friends from marginalized groups-- the inspiring María Virginia Farinango from an indigenous community in Ecuador (The Queen of Water) and the talented Gloria García Díaz, a Mexican immigrant writer here in Colorado (Estrella en el bosque). I donate 5% of my royalties to non-profits that empower indigenous people in Latin America.

Writing stories makes me feel ALIVE! I also love exploring languages and cultures, wandering by streams, sitting under old trees, being cozy in vintage trailers, playing ukulele, dancing, and biking with my husband and son and beagle around our happy hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. Thank you for reading my books and letting me do my dream job...

Abrazos and bisous and warm wishes,

Laura

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