Laura Dower

Laura worked in marketing and editorial in kid’s publishing for many years before taking a big leap to the full-time life of an author herself. Twenty years later, she has penned 100+ books–from picture books to young adult fiction and nonfiction, including her series From the Files of Madison Finn, Monster Squad, Palace Puppies, The Dessert Diaries, Real Teens, and For Girls Only. Laura has written freelance fiction and nonfiction for American Girl, Mattel, Scholastic, Columbia Tri-Star, and Star Wars Kids; and she even worked on a digital education platform called Micro Rangers for the Museum of Natural History. Laura’s writing journey has taken many twists, turns, and reckless nosedives onto the blank page…just like the best stories! A proud Pisces who loves the color, orange like her character Madison Finn, Laura lives in Metro New York with her husband and three teenagers. And we are quarantined right now, just like you.



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