Laura Whitcomb

New Release!

Under the Light
* in bookstores starting
May 14, 2013 *

Laura Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena, California in a mildly haunted house. She received her English degree at California State University at Northridge in 1993. She has taught Language Arts in California and Hawaii. She has won three Kay Snow Awards and was once runner up in the Bulwer-Lytton writing contest for the best first sentence of the worst Science Fiction novel never written. In her spare time she sings madrigals with the Sherwood Renaissance Singers and is the props mistress for the Portland Christmas Revels. She lives in Wilsonville, Oregon, with her son Robinson.

The movie rights for A Certain Slant of Light sold to Summit Entertainment, producer of the Twilight Saga movies. A Certain Slant of Light has been published in Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, German, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Turkish, and Taiwanese. The audio book is published by Listening Library. In 2005 ACSOL was also chosen for the "Discover Great New Writers" program at Barnes & Noble bookstores.

The Fetch was #5 in the top ten of Children's Indie Next List 2009 and was published as an audio book by Recorded Books. It was also published in Spanish and German.

Under the Light, the long-awaited sequel to A Certain Slant of Light, was published in May 2013. It will also be published in Taiwanese.

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Laura's Books

Fiction: Young Adult
The sequel to A Certain Slant of Light.
A supernatural love story set in both the chaos of the Russian Revolution and the Aisle of Unearthing.
After benignly haunting a series of people for over a century, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their paths.
Your First Novel describes how to write and sell your first novel. It is co-authored with literary agent Ann Rittenberg and includes an introduction by author Dennis Lehane.
A unique guide to the mastery of “Speed Depth” in fiction writing.