I’m Laura.










I’m a freelance writer and novelist who lives in Alaska with my son, partner, and puppy. I spend my days doing my three favorite things: hanging out with my kid, writing, and reading.

I’ve loved reading since forever, so naturally, I became a fiction writer. I graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with my MFA in Writing in 2017 and signed with my literary agent, Danielle Chiotti of Upstart Crow Literary, a couple of months later.

My books are for young adult and middle-grade readers and they almost always feature a Cuban character (like me) and live somewhere near mountains (like me).

As a freelance writer, I’ve published articles on Parents.com, Mom.com, Re:Fiction, Gardener’s Path, and PickFu.

If you need help with a writing project, check out my portfolio page to see if my style of work matches your needs. You can get in touch with me there or on my contact page. Back before things got extra busy with freelancing, I kept a blog and hosted student writers — something I’d love to do again one day. You can find these posts under ‘Essays and Poems.’

Thank you for visiting!

(Stuck on how to say my last names? Here’s a tip: o-HEY-dah MEL-chore [not core like an apple, but chore like vacuuming].)


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