Laura lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2010, her first YA novel, “Bitter, Sweet” was shortlisted for The Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and made the 2011 Best Books for Kids & Teens list. She also writes short fiction for adults. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and several anthologies. Her short story “Alexander the Great” was nominated for the Journey Prize. Laura’s YA novel, “Flying With a Broken Wing,” was published in September 2013, and made the 49th Shelf`s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2013 list and The Bank Street College Best Books of 2015 list.