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 @Sini74: Interesting interview with @robinhobb ! Also mentions @samhawkewrites and @LR_Lam ;) Kiitos! https://t.co/53Ttnqfg9G
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RT @sciam: Path of totality. Nashville, TN. 📷 Richard Sparkman. #SolarEclipse2017 https://t.co/znUMhCWGl5
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RT @m_atelier: My tribute to the #SolarEclipse2017 watching it through @NASA website... Excited! 💖🎉💫 https://t.co/V1fAGg0SAj
lauralamauthor - 5 days ago
I'm back in California. I'm posting this much later than I should have, but on Sunday, August 20th, at 3 pm, I'm having in event at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. I've made a FB event here. Borderlands Books is a wonderful bookstore, and it'd be lovely to see some local California readers. Great excuse to spend the day in the city, too! [ 43 more words ]
lauralamauthor - 7 days ago
1. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women - Kate Moore The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice... As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. [ 1,459 more word ]
lauralamauthor - 17 days ago
Next week I'll be in Helsinki for Worldcon 2017 and I'm so excited! Here's what I'll be up to: Asexuality in YA Thursday, 10th August: 11:00 - 12:00, 203a (Messukeskus) Are asexual characters well - or at all - represented in YA fiction? Is romance such an integral component of Young Adult fiction that it simply cannot be left out at all? [ 96 more words ]
lauralamauthor - 19 days ago
I'm reading tonight at Blackwells with Kaite Smith-Welsh and a few other writers if you're at a loose end.
lauralamauthor - 28 days ago
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I'll be at Young Adult London Comic Con! This'll be my first time at this con. All my events are Friday, so I'll be wandering around the other two days. Friday: 1 pm: SFF Now Panel Laura Lam, Taran Matharu, Elizabeth May, David Owen, Samantha Shannon. CHAIR: Laure Eve VENUE: Stage 2 pm: Signing! VENUE: Stand 6 Please come say hi! Looking forward it 🙂
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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