Frequently Asked Questions About Laura
Who are you? And what do you do?
I’m Laura and I write mystery novels.
Where are you from?
Originally I grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas suburbs, but these days I call Austin, Texas my home.
When did you start writing?
I wrote the very first draft of The Assassin back when I was in eighth grade (I was thirteen when I started) but I wrote a few other school-assigned stories before then.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
J.D. Robb, Janet Evanovich, Shari Lapena, and Meg Cabot are probably my top three favorite authors!
Frequently Asked Questions About Laura’s Books
What order should I read your books in?
Currently, I have two books that are out in my first series, The Cassie Morgan Series. the reading order is The Assassin followed by Double Played. I currently have one book out in my other series, The Emily Burnet Series, (series names are not my strong suit), Airtime and Alibis, with two more books coming in 2019.
Where can I read your books?
All my books are currently available on Amazon’s Kindle platform. Stayed tuned to my newsletter and social media for fun giveaways on paperback copies.
When will your next book be out?
I have a book coming out at the end of October (Bullets and Bylines), followed by its sequel, Cameras and Confessions, in December.
Frequently Asked Questions About Writing in General
What does your writing process look like day-to-day?
I’ll be honest, every day is different! Some days I’ll write during my lunch break at work, sometimes I’ll get all the writing done at 10 p.m. When I’m working on a project, my goal is always at least 1,000 words on that draft a day and more on the weekends. I don’t always hit my goal, but a goal will motivate me to at least try.
What advice would you give to new writers?
Write as often as you can. Absorb as much information as you can in books, podcasts, TV shows, and movies. Stories should be what empower you, pay attention to them.
Do you do any coaching for writers?
I do not, but I’ve compiled a list of Writing Resources that I love and recommend. You can also read this blog post about websites I love for writing tips.
Will you read my book?
I’m going to have to say no. In addition to writing my own book, I work a full-time, day-job and I’m not interested in focusing on editing or critiquing other manuscripts right now.