I’m so excited to announce that my newest book, JANE ANONYMOUS, has been acquired by Wednesday Books (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press). JANE ANONYMOUS tells the story of a 17-year-old girl’s seven months in captivity and her struggle to fit back into her life. It’ll be released in the fall of 2019. Check out the announcement in Publisher's Weekly!
August 2nd – 5th, Hyannis, MA, I will be on the faculty for the Cape Cod Writers’ Center’s annual conference weekend. Sign-up begins May 2nd. I will be teaching a workshop on story structure and another on writing the teen novel. For more information or to sign up, click here.
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, October 13th, I will be at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival, Haverhill, MA. More details coming soon.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS
Summer Creative Writing Workshop for Tweens & Teens in Marblehead, MA
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 17th, 19th, 24th, and 26th
Time: 4 - 6PM
In this four-session workshop, students will work to develop and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. We will work on setting, character- and plot-building, story structure, voice, dialogue, point-of-view, and more. If there is enough interest, this workshop may be extended.
1-Day Intensive Creative Writing Workshop in Marblehead, MA
Date: Saturday, August 11th
Time: 10AM - 2PM
Want to start a new project but need some inspiration? Need a little momentum for your current work-in-progress? In this one-day workshop, we will explore varied techniques for plot, character, dialogue, structure, voice, point-of-view, and more. We will also look at the "big picture" of our stories, practice tools for revision, and strive to find the path to finishing our works-in-progress. Please bring a bagged lunch or $10 to order out.
For more information and/or to sign-up, please e-mail: email@example.com
ANYTIME ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING CLASS
To sign-up: Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will send you, via e-mail, a 30+-page packet of information and exercises for character-building, plot structure, dialogue, point-of-view, revision, and more. In addition, you can submit up to 15 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins) of writing for my editorial notes. I will critique the pages, addressing any issues, including but not limited to plot, character development, syntax, grammar, and dialogue. I will point out what I believe works and offer some advice for an overall direction. After I give notes, I will be available via e-mail for follow up if you have questions. This class is available now. I will take up to ten students at a time and get back to you within one week of payment.
Interested in online creative writing coaching for your current work-in-progress? I would be happy to discuss your writing and timing needs. Just email me: email@example.com
Workshop Leader: Laurie Stolarz is the author of several popular young adult novels including the Dark House series, the Touch series, Project 17, and Shutter, (Disney Books for Children), as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series (Flux Publications). With over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz's titles have been translated into over twenty languages, been named on numerous award lists, and have been optioned for TV. For more information, please visit her website: www.lauriestolarz.com
Autographed Books & Bookplates
Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? Or would you like a personalized bookplate? Please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org