Laura Lashley writes speculative fiction for kids, adults, and kids masquerading as adults, her personal demographic. She grew up in the swamps of rural Georgia, except not really--her mother rented a proper house there. When Laura was a child, said mother satisfied her movie needs by selecting the cheapest rentals their small town video store had to offer. This resulted in young Laura’s eager consumption of entire seasons of the original Star Trek and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which makes a lot of sense considering her goof-nerd aesthetic and shameless use of jaunty British accents. Laura enjoys the gratuitous use of italics, traveling with her extremely attractive husband, cuddling with her newborn son, and watching TV with her oldborn beagle, June Carter Cashley.
Laura is represented by Carrie Pestritto, literary agent and professional hype-person, of the Laura Dail Literary Agency. Laura's Middle Grade novel, Surf Monks of New Hawai'i, is currently on submission. She was selected for mentorship for Pitch Wars 2016 and Pitch Wars 2017, and has learned so much from this amazing community of writers, she is now serving as a mentor in Pitch Wars 2018. Please reach out for more information, to have your tarot cards read badly and with extensive use of the booklet, and/or to recruit Laura to debut her culinary skills on the next season of Nailed It! on Netflix.