Welcome

Hi! I’m Laura, a writer of SFF and weird stuff. My short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Lackington’s Magazine and elsewhere, and I’m currently working on a novel. I’m co-editor of Samovar Magazine, sister magazine to Strange Horizons. We publish SFF and poetry written in languages other than English in the originals and in English translation.

I grew up in West Yorkshire and am a British and Irish citizen. I married a Canadian and now live in Scotland.

I attended Clarion West more years ago than I am prepared to admit. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and in 2018 won the Peters Fraser + Dunlop sponsored ‘Creative Writing Prize for Fiction’ for my dissertation, an excerpt of my novel in progress.

I am a parent to one child who has approximately 600% more energy than me. I like coffee, poetry, plants, the seashore, music and sitting staring into space.