I am the author two Catholic YA novels published by Bezalel Books: FINDING GRACE (2012; available in Kindle and paperback at Amazon; recipient of the Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval and finalist for the CWG's Catholic Arts & Letters Award), and ERIN'S RING (2014; now available in paperback at Amazon).
I was born in NJ, grew up in Upstate NY, and studied at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where I earned a BA in English. I am married to my high school sweetheart, with whom I raised five sons, now all grown, in Southern NH. These days, I'm also "Grammy" to four darling grandchildren (and counting!).
As a young girl, I always dreamed of one day writing a novel. After happily spending my entire adult life as a stay-at-home mom, I finally realized that dream when my first novel, FINDING GRACE, was published in 2012 after nearly five years as a work in progress. As if my bucket list wasn't already filled to the tippy-top, it's now overflowing with the November 2014 release of ERIN'S RING.
I write fiction that I hope will give glory to God--while inspiring young readers (and older ones as well) to fight the good fight, in a world that often seems to have forgotten Him. It's an honor and a privilege!
(I’ve been blogging about my faith and family and a host of other topics since 2011, at String of Pearls: http://mumsie2five.blogspot.com. Just recently I started a second blog, dedicated to books and writing, called The Write Stuff: http://laura-thewritestuff.blogspot.com. Stop by and visit me!)