About Me

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My name is Laura Bower and I am a pre-school teacher living in Westchester, NY with my husband Steve, three kids (Avery, Stella and Pierce) and dog Clover.

After graduating from the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) with a degree in Leadership and Communications, I worked for a public relations firm for over ten years in New York City before deciding to stay at home to raise my little ones. It was during this time that I rediscovered my love of children’s literature and started seriously on my writing journey. (My own kids and the kids I teach are constant sources of inspiration!)

I have two picture books coming out in 2024 with Gnome Road Publishing that combine humor and heart — THE IMPOSTER illustrated by Kerisa Greene (Spring 2024) and EMILY SNOOK, THE WORLD’S SMALLEST COOK illustrated by Rekha Salin (Fall 2024).

When not writing or reading, I enjoy planning trips to new places, live theatre/comedy shows, game nights, hot (and iced) tea, walking Clover and baking.

I am a member of SCBWI, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Challenge and an amazing group of other 2024 debut authors (PB SOAR).

You can find me on Instagram (@laurabowerwrites and @PB_Soar24) and Twitter (@laurabower79 and @PB_Soar24).