Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart's desire, colour outside of the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams. She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn't. At times she misses the sunshine.
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by @LR_Lam - 28 minutes ago
lauralamauthor - 23 hours ago
I'm a little later putting this up than I'd hoped, between being on the road for events and dragging my feet because I'm worried no one will bid on it (yay anxiety). If people bid for #authorsforgreenfell they can get a signed UK hardback of Shattered Minds & a free one hour one-on-one editorial mentoring session from me. This is what I do with students on our MA, and I'm happy to look at prose snippets or larger plot synopses. My students can attest I can be rigorous, but fair.
Biddings close at 8 pm tomorrow and it's valid worldwide.
Public, so feel free to share!
lauralamauthor - 2 days ago
Last day to claim the tie-in fiction offer for Shattered Minds. Just email proof of purchase and I'll send them over. Or if you were at any of my events and bought a book, just send an email. Also I could very desperately use reviews on retailers, especially US Amazon (which currently doesn't have any). Just a line would be more than enough and I'd super appreciate it! Always hard to ask, but every time I do I tend to get a tiny flurry, and reviews are so important, especially for mid-list authors like me.
lauralamauthor - 3 days ago
If you've read Shattered Minds I'd really appreciate a short review if you have a few minutes to spare. Just a line is great.
lauralamauthor - 4 days ago
Kirkus / The Book Smugglers says of Shattered Minds: "This techno-thriller is fast-paced, thought-provoking ,and even – unexpectedly – romantic."
How I fixed the broken first draft of Shattered Minds.
When Words Leave Off, Music Begins - one year ago
Originally posted on AUTHOR ALLSORTS: “When words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine I often listen to music as I write. I go to cafes a lot. Sometimes the thrum of background noise and whatever jazzy music they play is fine, but other times it’s distracting–so in go the earplugs. Like a lot of writers,…
New Website! - one year ago
I’ve been saying for the last few years that I’ll get around to moving my site from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. I kept playing around with templates on here but couldn’t get all the features I wanted. Someone on Twitter I didn’t know with the same name as me was complaining about me not using it … Continue reading New Website!
Monthly Roundup: November 2015 - one year ago
Books Read: 1. Five Go Glamping – Liz Tipping Glamping Check list Festival tickets Double check best Instagram filter Avoid thinking about work/Connor/five year plan!! A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival (for free!) is just what Fiona Delaney needs. With her best … Continue reading Monthly Roundup: November 2015
Pantomime & Shadowplay are BACK in ebook! - one year ago
Yay! After 11 months, Pantomime & Shadowplay, the first two books in the Micah Grey series, are back in ebook through their new publisher, UK Tor. Pantomime‘s £2.99 or basically the price of a latte! If you’ve read Pantomime but not Shadowplay, here’s a roundup of the plot of book 1 if you want to refresh … Continue reading Pantomime & Shadowplay are BACK in ebook!
My Favourite Authors – Robin Hobb - one year ago
Originally posted on Panoply: I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this post ever since I started this blog series. I’m not sure I can convey what Robin Hobb means to me as an author. She’s my all-time favourite writer. She’s my greatest influence. Her stories pull me in and shake me up…
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