I’m excited to announce the winners of the “worst nightmare” contest. Many thanks to all who entered! It was a really hard decision – there were so many wonderfully creepy/scary/interesting/creative entries – but, in the end, I had to decide. Congratulations to the grand-prize winner, Chatel C. A minor character in the sequel to WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE will be named after her (RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE is slated for a June 2014 release.) Congratulations to the runner-up prize winners: Emie J., Olivia H., and Jolene H.


I will be at the Odyssey Bookstore, South Hadley, MA on Saturday, October 25th, at 4PM. Joining me on a panel will be fellow young adult authors Hillary Monahan, Micol Ostow, and Jeff Hart. Hope to see you!

I will be at the Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at 2PM PM with fellow young adult authors Kim Harrington, Diana Renn, and Erin Dionne. Hope to see you there!


TLA, April 2015, Austin Texas. I'll be there. Details coming soon.

Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 26-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 10 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.

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

New Merchandise:
Check out the new book-related clothing and gear through spreadshirt.com!

Bookplates now available! Bookplates are sticker-like labels that I will personally address to you and sign. It's meant for you to adhere to the inside of your book – the next best thing to an autographed copy. If you'd like one of these, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn. Laurie Faria Stolarz
c/o Llewellyn Worldwide Publications
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-2989