• Biography

    Laura lives in East Dalhousie, Nova Scotia with her husband, Brian. A member of the Parkdale/Maplewood Museum Society, Laura has a strong interest in local history, and participates in the school group program at the museum. At the age of ten, she wrote her first play and she's been writing ever since. She is also a member of CANSCAIP.

    Laura's first young adult novel, Bitter, Sweet, a story set in 1940's rural Nova Scotia, was released by Nimbus Publishing in October 2009, and was short listed for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. It also made the "Best Books for Kids and Teen 2011" list. Her second young adult novel, "Flying With a Broken Wing," was published in 2013. Her short fiction has been published in literary magazines across Canada, such as The Antigonish Review, Room and Grain. She has also written non-fiction articles for CCNews and Our Times. In 2003 her short story, "Alexander the Great" was nominated for the Journey Prize. Her work has also appeared in three anthologies.

    Publications
    • "The Place I Call Home". Country Roads: Memoirs From Rural Canada. Nimbus Publishing, edited by Pam Chamberlain, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-55109-759-6.

    • Bitter, Sweet. Nimbus Publishing, 2009. ISBN-13: 978-1-55109-736-7.

    • "A Christmas Morning Sunrise". A Maritime Christmas: New Stories and Memories of the Season. Nimbus Publishing, 2008. ISBN : 10-1-55109-685-4.

    • "The Wreath-Making Tradition". Christmas in the Maritimes: A Treasury of Stories and Memories. Nimbus Publishing edited by Elaine Ingalls Hoeg. 2006. ISBN: 1-55109-594-7.

    • "Flying With a Broken Wing." Nimbus Publishing 2013. ISBN: 978-1-77108-038-5

    Awards
    • Bitter, Sweet. Shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award For Historical Fiction For Young People, 2010.