* A moving exploration of friendship, activism, and how chocolate makes everything better.
— Kirkus, STARRED


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 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. My newest book is Tree of Dreams, released on March 26, 2019, with Scholastic, as a hardcover, e-book, and audiobook. You can find lots of educational materials on my Tree of Dreams page, including fun guides for book clubs, teachers, and librarians. I’m grateful for the beautiful reviews that have been coming in.

I feel passionate about weaving environmental and human rights issues into my books and helping new, global voices be heard. I've loved collaborating with 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 the world (both far and near), 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,


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Laura's books are available wherever books are sold. Support your local bookshop or order from Laura's favorite indie, Old Firehouse Books, where you can request an autographed copy.