ABOUT LAURA


1. Who are you?

I’m a new adult and mystery author living in Austin, Texas. Born and raised in the Lone Star State, I work in sales for an internet company as a day job and when I’m not writing, I’m probably reading a book or watching tornado coverage somewhere on the internet.

2. How long have you been writing?
I first started writing seriously in eighth grade. I had a green notebook I snuck into class every day and I’d write by hand during classes. You can read more about my start with writing here.
3. Who are some of your favorite authors?
I love reading novels from other women and stories about other women. Meg Cabot was one of the first authors I read that made a real impact on me. My mom and I are both huge Janet Evanovich fans and in 2018, I spent most of the year reading the In Death novels by J.D. Robb.

ABOUT CASSIE MORGAN


1. What books are a part of the Cassie Morgan Series?
  1. The Assassin
  2. Double Played
  3. Justice & Lies, coming fall 2019
  4. Hit List, coming spring 2020
2. When did you start writing this series?

I started Cassie’s story way back in eighth grade in that little green notebook. As I got older and lived out my teenage years, so did Cassie and the first book, The Assassin, saw a lot of changes before it was published.

3. What was inkpop all about?
Inkpop was a website for teen writers sponsored by HarperCollins, one of the big publishing houses. Every month, the top five books at the end of the month would get a review by a real-life HarperCollins editor. When I first found this website, I was obsessed with the idea that one day I’d do enough work to get into the top five. I remember my parents being awful skeptical of this when I first told them. It took ten months, but in October 2010, I was a top pick. You can read the review from HaperCollins here.

ABOUT EMILY BURNET


1. What books are in the Emily Burnet series?
  1. Airtime and Alibis
  2. Bullets and Bylines
  3. Cameras and Confessions
2. How many books are there in this series?

While I’ve got these three planned and a few more ideas planned, this series could theoretically go all the way to twenty-six books. It would take a long time to get there.

ABOUT WRITING


1. Will you read my book?
I’ll be honest, I don’t read unwritten work except in rare circumstances (and that’s only if I already know you), so I’d say no. I’m a writer, not an editor.
2. Do you have any posts about writing?
You’ll want to check out my other blog, ginger and co., for years worth of blog posts on writing.