Hi, I'm Laura,
a writer and performer living in NYC.
My novel HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT is coming from Berkley Books, an imprint at Penguin Random House, on May 19, 2020. It's a page-turner about a struggling young musician who takes a job singing for a playgroup of overprivileged babies and their effortlessly cool moms, only to find herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets. Advance praise calls it "impossible to put down" (Kristy Woodson Harvey), "bracing, fresh, & hilarious, like sticking your head in a freezer on a hot day" (Judy Blundell) & "simply irresistible" (Fiona Davis).
I co-founded the feminist musical duo Feminarchy. We perform live and in viral videos, and have been featured in The New York Times, HuffPost, Now This, and more. Subscribe to us here!
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