Well, hello. I'm Laura.

I love to tell stories. I love what's wild and beautiful.

I studied literature and history in college, focusing on Shakespeare, fairy tales, and the History of Mentalities. I also attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop's summer writing program in Dublin, Ireland. I began writing THE HISTORY OF STARLIGHT while in graduate school in 2007.


After college, I dreamed of becoming many things before settling into teaching Freshman Composition courses at a local community college and running a wedding photography business.

Now, I happily spend my days chasing my three children through forests and meadows, covered in paints and baking supplies. My husband is the funniest, kindest person on the planet, and I'm dumbfounded to how lucky I am to have spent twenty years with him. Yes, I write love stories. We live in Oklahoma, and I often share moments of our life on Instagram.

IRL I'm a tall, over-eager person wearing pajama pants, loudly asking everyone personal questions. I just really want to know everyone's secrets and to catch glimpses of how others see the world. 


I'm always seeking adventures and hope. I love coffee, naps, and books.