a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
The official story
Entertaining mysteries for women.
As long as she can remember, Laura Teagan has spent most of her life in a book. Whether she’s reading or writing, books have been a constant companion.
From the first time she the read an entire book in a day (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus) in first grade, to the time she read a 15-book series in six days, Laura’s always had a book nearby. With her love of words, it was only time before she started telling her own stories.
Laura dabbled in short stories in middle school, but it was in high school that she took off. During her junior year, Laura’s novel, The Assassin, was a “top pick” on HarperCollins’ website, inkpop.
As a “top pick,” The Assassin was read and reviewed by a full-time HarperCollins editor. Before inkpop closed, Laura launched three other stories, including two sequels to The Assassin, and a stand-alone novel, Snatched.
During her college years, Laura worked as a publicist for a small publishing firm. It was in her time with the firm that Laura realized she wanted to do things her own way and go the indie route.
The Assassin was published in November 2015, followed by Double Played in August 2016.
In March 2019, Laura released Airtime and Alibis, the first book in the Emily Burnet Series. Betrayals and Bylines followed in October 2019 and Cameras and Confessions in December 2019.
In addition to her novels, Laura has worked in politics and currently works in the tech industry. A life-long Texan, she currently lives in Austin, Texas.
OWNER // DESIGNER
storyteller, author, red wine lover, and collector of books.
My love of books started young. I was in first grade the first time I read a whole book in one day, a Junie B. Jones book.
With an overactive imagination, it was only a matter of time before I took my love of stories and wrote my own. The first book was a super early draft of my debut novel, The Assassin, which I wrote in a lime green notebook in eighth grade.
After some major revisions, a review by HarperCollins on the website Pinkpop (which you can read here), and years of rewrites, The Assassin finally came out in 2015. It was followed up by a sequel, Double Played, in 2016. The third Cassie Morgan novel is expected to come out late 2021/early 2022.
Outside of the Cassie Morgan Series, I’ve published a series of short stories in the Emily Burnet Series: Airtime and Alibis; Bullets and Bylines; and Cameras and Confessions.
When I’m not writing, I currently work in the legal tech sector in Austin, Texas and spend weekends trying to find the best mimosas in town with my boyfriend.
what I believe in
Gone are the days where women appeared just as background in a book. My books feature women at the heart of the story, making choices and messes, and refusing to be told to sit back and wait.
reading should be fun
Having found my love of reading at an early age, I believe reading is more than just your high school literature class. Reading should and is a fun way to escape and entertain.