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About

laurie-brick-wall-edited

I'm a YA writer who grew up in Florida, but I spent more time reading than soaking up the sun. A former middle school teacher, my teaching career evolved into work as a freelance editor and website coordinator, helping churches, schools, and individuals develop a solid web presence.

My love for reading grew into a passion for writing, and I joined the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in 2012. I led the SCBWI Jacksonville Critique Group for three years, and my  YA contemporary PISTOL CANDY won the 2017 Rising Kite Award for YA fiction in Florida.

I'm represented by Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency.

In the spring of 2018, I joined two amazing colleagues and co-founded The Editor Garden, a full-service editing, writing, and coaching agency. We are excited to share our vision for cultivating craft through community.

 

Interested in critique or web services?

I offer critique, editing, and web coordination services as a founding editor at The Editor Garden.