July Author Spotlight
This month I’m happy to introduce Laurie J. Edwards. Laurie started out as a librarian, but then began writing picture books and easy readers. Now she’s busy with YA novels. I don’t usually include the author’s baby pictures, but oh, my gosh, wait until you see the two below of Baby Laurie in Africa!
Let’s get right to our questions for Laurie: Please share a little about your books.
I’ve written a lot of nonfiction books, including Pirates Through the Ages and a biography of Rihanna, along with the 5-vol. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.
My most recent nonfiction book is Cyber Self-Defense, which gives good tips about staying safe online and protecting yourself from cyberbullies. The first half of the book has personality profiles and quizzes to help you identify possible cyberbullies and predators. Even if you aren’t having internet problems, you can learn a lot about different personalities and how to deal with them. It has great tips for dating and relationships, and the type of people to watch out for.
I have a 4-book YA series, WANTED, set in the Wild West that I’m writing as Erin Johnson. The first book, Grace and the Guiltless is out now. In it, Grace determines to get revenge on the gang that killed her family. She’s only sixteen, but she becomes a bounty hunter. But when she meets a rugged range rider named Joe, her heart is torn between love and justice.