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.
Can't control but:
Earn out an advance
See someone cosplay 1 of my characters/or write fanfic
Sell more books https://t.co/tUMJ2pIew7
by @LR_Lam - 11 hours ago
@tanyabyrne @corinneduyvis I grew up in California. Land of hippie farmer's markets.
@corinneduyvis I've seen yellow, too.
RT @Bibliogato: Exciting 🎈 news! THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON hardcover is up for pre-order! Kissing! Magic! Cold War! Time-travel! https:…
by @LR_Lam - 13 hours ago
Do the thing! https://t.co/4GIODrbB7w
lauralamauthor - 21 hours ago
Aberdeen people: I'm going to be back up for a school visit on March 13th. Comment here if you might be interested in a Waterstones event on the 12th, in the evening of the 13th or during the day on the 14th for Masquerade, please! I'm not sure what date will work best for Waterstones, but trying to get a sense of numbers. I can always just do a stock signing too.
lauralamauthor - 8 days ago
First month of 2017 reading down! Here's what I got through last month. 1. The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship and the Writing Life - Lori A. May Writing may be a solitary profession, but it is also one that relies on a strong sense of community. The Write Crowd offers practical tips and examples of how writers of all genres and experience levels contribute to the sustainability of the literary community, the success of others, and to their own well-rounded writing life. [ 1,338 more word ]
lauralamauthor - 13 days ago
I spy a familiar name on this list. :-O
lauralamauthor - 14 days ago
Americans! Did you know Pantomime & Shadowplay are officially back out in paperback on your side of the pond?
Might not be in bookshops (unsure of distribution levels etc), but it's definitely on Amazon! They're the UK editions and have a black matte finish. Very pretty.
If you've read and enjoyed them, reviews on Amazon & other retailers would be greatly appreciated! Seriously, so appreciated.
Happy Monday! Quick roundup of things: This weekend I'm going to be up in Aberdeen for Inspiration Point's Creative Literary Salon. It's on February 18th at 7 pm at The Lemon Tree Lounge. More details here. I'll be doing a reading. I'm also going to be at the Women in SF event on March 8th run by Shoreline of Infinity at the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh at 7.30 PM. [ 210 more words ]
When Words Leave Off, Music Begins - 11 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! - 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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