Sunday, May 24, 2009

YA Edge Featured Author: Laurie J. Edwards

A former teacher and librarian, Laurie J. Edwards is the author of more than 850 magazine and educational articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines, textbooks, testing materials, and online. In addition, she is a freelance writer and editor for several publishers, has ghostwritten books, and also writes under other pseudonyms. Find out more about her at her blog and the Climbing Rose blog.

Here are two titles from Laurie that debuted this month.

A short story compilation:

SUMMER LOVIN’ is a collection of love stories by six Climbing Rose authors about life on a ranch, summer jobs, sandcastle competitions, the tragedy of a flood, and falling in love with a rock star.

Laurie's story is "Summer Storms":

Sixteen-year-old Paige nearly drowns trying to rescue a Pomeranian trapped in floodwaters that sweep through her town. Chase, the hottie who saves her, wants to help her and her mother, but Paige won’t accept charity. And can she risk him unmasking the family secret she’s kept hidden?

And a non-fiction title:

RIHANNA (PEOPLE IN THE NEWS): The R&B singer of Music of the Sun, A Girl like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad, and Good Girl Gone Bad Reloaded loved to sing as a child, but had a rough homelife with a cocaine-addicted father. Discovered at age 15, Rihanna auditioned for Jay-Z and rose to stardom. Read about Rihanna’s childhood, her rise to fame, her Grammy win, and her charity work. Get some behind the scenes peeks at celebs Shia LaBeouf, Timbaland, Maroon 5, and Chris Brown.

Congrats on the multiple releases Laurie!


Kitty Keswick said...

Wow! Laurie that's very impressive. I can't wait to read the books.

Donna B said...

Summer Lovin' sounds wonderful. Something I would definitely pass on to my 14 year old daughter.
I love your site!

Mallary said...

Laurie, I love your books. These all sound wonderful and I look forward to reading them.