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.
RT @ohkayewhatever: ME WRITING: This is so good. I'm so proud of it.
ALSO ME WRITING: I should print this out and burn it symbolically, the…
by @LR_Lam - an hour ago
@Jennirrific I still have the preamble memorised thanks to SHR.
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RT @omibaloney: I know "champagne socialist" is supposed to be an insult but honestly who WOULDN'T want a nice glass of bubbly and universa…
RT @deadmaidens: "But perhaps the reason women write crime so well is that we understand fear." https://t.co/R2Rwl5tUaH
by @LR_Lam - 4 hours ago
Bengals <3 https://t.co/6DnAm3sCG1
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lauralamauthor - 4 days ago
A few things: Once a week, I've been putting snippets of The Snake Charm up on Wattpad. It completed yesterday, so if you want to read it all, please take a look and please vote and comment if you're a member of Wattpad. I'm considering putting up other Vestigial Tales if this goes well. Rae Cowie wrote a blog post about the Writers Room… [ 166 more words ]
lauralamauthor - 5 days ago
Yet again I'm late on this. Oh well. Writing: September was another one of those months where I did a lot of work but technically didn't write many new words. I did a line edit on Shattered Minds, turned in Masquerade copyedits that I did at the end of the month before, and did 9306 words of my WIP (mostly the draft, but some drafting of the various arcs and acts, too). [ 171 more words ]
The Snake Charm is complete and up on Wattpad in its entirety! You can grab it for free via Smashwords' distributors or for 99p on Amazon, too: https://www.wattpad.com/story/83660707-the-snake-charm-vestigial-tales-1-complete
lauralamauthor - 12 days ago
This month does a good job illustrating my rather varied taste in books, hah. 1. Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut's absurdist classic Slaughterhouse-Five introduces us to Billy Pilgrim, a man who becomes unstuck in time after he is abducted by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore. In a plot-scrambling display of virtuosity, we follow Pilgrim simultaneously through all phases of his life, concentrating on his (and Vonnegut's) shattering experience as an American prisoner of war who witnesses the firebombing of Dresden… [ 1,133 more word ]
The next part of The Shake Charm is up on Wattpad! https://www.wattpad.com/320713976-the-snake-charm-vestigial-tales-1-updated-mondays
When Words Leave Off, Music Begins - 7 months 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! - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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! - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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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