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.
@ctrichmond @brownbookworm just. As. Beautiful.
by @LR_Lam - 32 minutes ago
We were literally just walking down the royal mile and Jamie stepped out in a tricorn hat. #outlander
by @LR_Lam - 2 hours ago
@sona_c @brownbookworm he was walking to the car from the set.
by @LR_Lam - 3 hours ago
I just said hello to Sam Heughen. This is not a drill. He said hello back.
@MichelleKrys @brownbookworm yes!
by @LR_Lam - 5 hours ago
lauralamauthor - 2 days ago
How cool is this? Callum Macleod created an opening film sequence for False Hearts if it was a film directed by David Lynch and co-written by me and Carrie Fisher (sob).
lauralamauthor - 3 days ago
It is that time again! This year I published: False Hearts, in June 2016. It's a sci fi thriller, and eligible for things like: The Hugo Award The Locus Award The Nebula Award Maybe the Tiptree? It looks at bodily autonomy through the conjoined twins aspects, but it's up to readers if they think it's challenging traditional gender/sexuality roles enough to be considered. [ 149 more words ]
lauralamauthor - 11 days ago
I meant to post this a few days ago, but better later than never! Last month, I had my first nonfiction piece commissioned by a new, independent publisher in Edinburgh, 404 Ink. They're launching a nonfiction anthology called Nasty Women (best name or best name?) about being a woman in the 21st century. My piece is about keeping family history alive, and how my mom and I are researching the previous two generations of "nasty women" we're descended from. [ 354 more words ]
During the last month of the year I read: 1. The Secret History - Donna Tartt Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil. [ 787 more words ]
lauralamauthor - 15 days ago
Hey hey--I have a nonfiction essay in this collection. The kickstarter went live today and it's already almost 1/3 funded! Take a look and consider backing or spreading the word?
When Words Leave Off, Music Begins - 10 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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