Laura Ellen

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Introduction I write YA and MG books. My YA book, BLIND SPOT, will be coming out in Fall of 2012. Stay tuned for more info! I have an MA in Children's Literature and a BA in English. I was born/raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Although I live now in Michigan, Alaska is a major part of me. I don't miss the winters, but I do miss the summers and that small town, out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere feeling. It is a big part of the writer I am now.
Interests I write YA and MG realistic fiction with a paranormal element. I love the unknown, the draw of the mystery, the suggestion of a conspiracy. I like the way we live life thinking we have it all figured out when we really don't.
Favorite Movies BBC version of Pride and Prejudice! Who doesn't love that movie, right? Also, I love stupid humor movies Napolean Dynomite and Meet the Parents, as well as dramas like Cold Mountain and movies with suspense and lots of twists.
Favorite Music Seriously? I love music, period. My tastes are vast and wide-ranging. I was a metalhead growing up - yes, me! I love stuff I can dance to and stuff I can relate to or that has really clever lyrics. Don McLean's American Pie is a favorite, as is Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, but also new stuff like Sixx AM, Shinedown, Gavin Degraw, and Justin Timberlake.
Favorite Books As ecclectic as my musical tastes. Besides what's listed in my blog: Moll Flanders, The Awakening, The House of Mirth, Tristram Shandy (the original intrusive/crazy narrator), The Yellow Wallpaper, and anything Austen.