What I Write

My young adult novels are dark, edgy, and realistic. Although I love paranormal and fantasy books, I prefer to create stories that could really happen (and in many cases, really are happening). For me, the echo of a story set firmly in the real world always haunts me long after I've read the final word. If you like Ellen Hopkins, Jay Asher, and Neal Shusterman, you might like my books, too.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Will "Like" for Book Money!

Calling all book lovers!!!

I'm doing a random drawing from my Facebook Author Page, Laura Stanford (YA Writer), next month!  Want to play?  It's soooo easy!  All you have to do is "Like" my page!  The winner will be announced here on the blog (and on my FB page) at the end of August.

With my very own piggy bank money, I'll send a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card to the winner of the drawing!

How do you  know it'll be fair?  On the last day of August, I will print a list of my Facebook Fans, cut it into strips, and have my husband draw one from a hat (or a diaper bag, whatever is handy at the time) and you have my word, my mother won't win.  (She's not on FB anyway).

Good luck!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Day, Another Novel

Now that I've finished all my edits for GIRL IN THE MIRROR, I'm busy brainstorming for my next novel.  I'm soooo excited about this new project!  It will be another dark/edgy YA story and I'm thinkin' it's pretty darn unique.  No spoliers yet, but I promise to update you ASAP.

What else am I up to?

Reading.  I must catch up on reading.  My poor bookshelf is bowing beneath the weight of unread books and I'm feeling seriously guilty about that.  I still have to finish Tricks and Beautiful Creatures and I finally broke down and bought the full Harry Potter series (I know, I know...) not to mention dozens (literally, dozens) of other books awaiting my attention.

I can't wait to read for enjoyment again.  Beta reading is awesome, but it really made me overly critical of books I probably would have loved at any other time in my life.

So, here's to reading for fun again!

While I wait to hear back from agents!

About Me

I'm a writer of contemporary teen fiction. My bookshelf is SLAMMED with young adult novels and I should be on some sort of twelve step program for my spending habits in Barnes and Noble. And, for the record, I LIKE having real books, so no Nook or Kindle for this gal.