In Which Laura Reads to You

March 19, 2009 by - 2 Comments

Tonight I’ll be reading at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Kentucky, with a hands-on writing workshop to follow. In the workshop we’ll be exploring how to turn the ones you love (or hate) into fodder for writing fiction. Technically, I guess everyone in a writer’s life is fodder–it just takes a …Read More

Coming Soon

November 8, 2008 by - 2 Comments

This weekend we’re putting the finishing touches on my spankin’ new website. I can’t wait for you to see it! The trailer for Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts is delightfully terrifying–A.Beedle and his crew have outdone themselves once again. This time, though, I’m not going to gather the family ’round the computer for a viewing. Last …Read More

In The Handbasket: Kyle Minor

November 2, 2008 by - 4 Comments

If you’re a fan of the excellent online ‘zine Plots With Guns, or Best American Mystery Stories 2008, or even Surreal South 2007, chances are you already know of Kyle Minor. Just yesterday was the pub day for his first collection of stories, In the Devil’s Territory. Kyle has a poet’s heart and his work …Read More

Belated Monday Miscellany

September 2, 2008 by - 2 Comments

Next week is my big appearance with Joyce Carol Oates at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference! Any advice? I have 25 minutes to talk, including a brief reading from CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS. What to wear? Do I have time to lose five pounds? Have a little eye work done? Get a hefty dose of …Read More