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Because I have this little corner of the web, today I want to share my support for the Dear Jack Foundation and encourage any visitors to check it out. The foundation was started to support adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer, and they have two main programs: LifeList, a wish-granting program for adolescent and...
When I was in the chorus of the musical Pippin, I had this line, spoken to Pippin himself in a moment of dejection: Nothing ever turns out the way you think it’s going to. That line stuck with me in real life. It echoes in the back of my mind like a mantra, sometimes comforting,...
Welcome to our 2018 Pitch Wars Wishlist! We are Team Mischief Managed! See the full Pitch Wars 2018 Mentor Blog hop here: https://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-2018-mentor-blog-hop/.) About us: From Samantha: I’m a YA/NA writer, hailing from Toronto, Canada. I was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2014, and a mentor in 2015 & 2017. When I’m not writing or...
I was thrilled to be a guest blogger on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University last week with 3 Updates Your Author Website Needs Now! As a web coordinator, I’m able to share my internet experience with authors to help them make the most of their online presence. In this article, I discuss the Chrome 68 update,...
I am so thrilled today to review You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I received an ARC a few weeks back, and I am so glad I did! Order on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Add on Goodreads  The summary from Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little...
I am thrilled to say Happy Book Birthday to Brenda Drake! Brenda is such an amazing author and an all-around fantastic person. I cannot wait to read her latest book Thunderstruck! I am a huge fan of all things Thor, from the Marvel movies to Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series, and I am so excited...
Welcome, Pitch Wars hopefuls! My name is Laurie Dennison, and I am thrilled to be a 2017 Pitch Wars Mentor! I am a TeenPit mentor for Pitch Wars. TeenPit is a writing contest created by Michael Mammay and Kelly Ann Hopkins designed specifically for teen writers. (Click here for more info about TeenPit.) This year...
Sometimes I have trouble keeping my book budget under control. Social media in the writing community doesn’t help matters; I see so many books that interest me, and before I know it, my nightstand and my Nook overflow. I recently found a bookish alternative that keeps me reading for free and helps other writers: Swoon...

Laurie A. Dennison

I write books for young adults. I love books with complicated relationships, traveling, and alternative and indie music.

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