photoLaura Harris discovered her talent for writing aged six, when a school exercise about the Great Fire of London got a little out of hand and ended up taller than her. After realising she could create her own stories she never paused to reconsider and has been scribbling in notebooks ever since. That interest has culminated in tens of notebooks (and a hefty portion of her computer hard drive) being filled with characters, plots and settings in varying states of completion. Attempting National Novel Writing Month for the first time in 2009 allowed her to get past the problem of reaching the end of a story. Winning Lulu’s Wrimo Accelerator competition has sent her on her first venture into the world of publishing with Kindling Ashes.

Outside of writing she adores musicals of any kind, has ambitions to visit every continent (yes, Antarctica included) and is an enthusiastic, if often distracted, reader of fantasy books.