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. In 2021, it’ll be five years since I moved here!

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, Meg Gardiner, and Meg Cabot are probably my top  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 also have a series of short stories with three books in it, Airtime and Alibis; Bullets and Bylines; and Cameras and Confessions, which are all a part of the Emily Burnet Series.

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 and when books are released on other platforms.

When will your next book be out?

After four years, Cassie Morgan should be back in her third adventure, Justice and Lies, sometime in early 2021.

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. Editing is not my forte and I know that, I’m not interested in forcing something I’m not interested in.

Last updated August 8th, 2020