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Laura Preble

Laura Preble

San Diego, California

A prize-winning journalist, Laura Preble has extensive experience in education as well the personal experience of raising a son with high-functioning autism.

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Laura has published three YA novels with Penguin’s Berkley Jam imprint (the Queen Geek Social Club, Queen Geeks in Love, and Prom Queen Geeks) as well as  the LGBT-themed dystopian novel Out (currently in development for film and television),and Lica’s Angel.  

She won a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize for her short story, "The Murder of Crows";  her work has been published in the North American Review, Hysteria Magazine, Scribophile, NEA Today, Writer’s Digest. She is a former journalist with the San Diego Union-Tribune. As a journalist, she was awarded the Copley Ring of Truth award as well as a Janus Award for business writing. 

Laura has taught writing seminars at the Southern California Writing Conference, Canyon Crest Academy Young Writers Conference, San Diego Writers Ink, and through author visits to schools including the Monarch School (a San Diego school for students without homes.) She has also done book signings in Columbus, Ohio, Kauai, San Diego, La Jolla, Ca, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She's worked with two independent San Diego bookstores, Mysterious Galaxy and Warwick's, for events and signings. 

Laura worked previously as a public relations director for the San Diego Repertory Theater and for Walcher Inc, a media and public relations firm in San Diego. Her campaigns for all of her books has been extensive, resulting in favorable media clips from both print and television. 

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Update #11 - Talking to publishers April 15, 2018

It's pretty darn sweet to be able to say that I am in discussions with several publishers about Anna Incognito, thanks to your support.  I haven't decided which one to choose yet; I'm still talking to a few in the coming week. I was contacted by 10 publishers,  and so far have narrowed it down to four with whom I'd like to work. 

It's so refreshing to get to talk to these publishers who've read the book and GET IT. They understand why I wrote it, and what I want to do with it. They want to help me get the book out there, to bookstores and airports and libraries. These are not vanity presses; these are legitimate independent publishers. 

I will keep you updated when I finally choose a publisher, and I'll have a better idea of a timeline for when you will be able to get your hands on the book. I know it's going to be amazing! And thanks again for your support in this. It wouldn't have happened without you.