news & events


July 22, Saturday~ Laura is presenting at the Day for Writers in Steamboat Springs, CO. She will be leading two workshops: Adventures in Writing YA Novels and Make Your World Come Alive: Enriching Setting and Character. Open to all with registration and fee. Registration begins mid-April.  More info here.


My next book will be coming out with Scholastic Press in Fall, 2018! It's set partly in a chocolate shop in a small mountain town in Colorado, and partly in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. More details coming soon...

I'm also working on my first YA speculative fiction book, which I'm really excited about! All I'll say about it for now is that it involves virtual reality and is set on a mysterious island...

My friend, Gloria Garcia Diaz, and I are collaborating on a bilingual picture book-- still at the beginning stages, but loads of fun.

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