Laura Lashley grew up in the swamps of rural Georgia, except not really—her mother rented a 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 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. Now, Laura writes speculative fiction for kids, adults, and kids masquerading as adults, her own personal demographic. She is represented by Carrie Pestritto of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Railsea by China Mieville
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel