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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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Success! Anna Incognito sold 254 pre-orders by April 11, 2018, was pitched to 103 publishers, and will be published by Mascot Books.
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Update #6 - Getting close! So close!!! March 30, 2018

Well, it's down to 12 more days of this campaign, and it has been a wild ride!  I am so grateful to ALL of you who purchased preorders, and I am really confident I'm going to get a great publisher to take on this project. I have interest from five already, and the project hasn't even been formally pitched yet! That's largely due to my great preorder sales, which is all of YOU! 

I really, really need to get to 250 preorders to be able to get pitches to the independent publishers that I want to work with. I am currently at 221 (just like Sherlock Holmes' address!)  so I am super close. I could really use your help.  

If you can make a personal appeal to someone who loves books, loves to read, or just loves to help, that can make all the difference. Sharing on Facebook or other social media is great too, but directly asking someone you know to help is even more powerful. Whatever you can do, I appreciate. You've already pushed me so close to my goal!  

Love always!  More to come....