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Author Archives: Laura Lam

When Words Leave Off, Music Begins

“When words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine I often listen to music as I write. I go to cafes a lot. Sometimes the thrum of background noise and whatever … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Windows and Doors to Our Worlds: Writing LGBTQIA Literature

This past weekend I was at the American Library Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to go—I love libraries. I grew up in them, and I worked … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Quote on Failure & Success

“L’échec est le fondement de la réussite.” I bought a bag from a charity shop with those words on them when I was fifteen. I knew enough French to know … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Fine Art of Juggling: Fitting Writing into the Rest of my Life

I work full-time. During the first four months of 2013, I was also studying part-time for a masters, launching my first book, Pantomime, and had my deadline for the sequel, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Elizabeth May for THE FALCONER!

Hello, all! It’s Laura Lam here, and I have the pleasure of interviewing Elizabeth May for her debut The Falconer,  out TODAY! LL: It’s the dreaded first question: To those … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

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