Estelle Laure is the  author of young adult novels This Raging Light, which has been widely translated throughout the world, and the forthcoming But Then I Came Back. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, is an agency associate at Folio Literary Management, and thinks everyone should have to wait tables or work in a kitchen at least once in their lives in order to be better people. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her family where it is easy to believe in love and magic and the power of facing hard truths, which she does.

This Raging Light by Estelle LaureCan the best thing happen at the worst time?

Her dad went crazy. Her mom left town. She has bills to pay and a little sister to look after. Now is not the time for level-headed seventeen-year-old Lucille to fall in love. But love—messy, inconvenient love—is what she’s about to experience when she falls for Digby Jones, her best friend’s brother. With blazing longing that builds to a fever pitch, Estelle Laure’s soulful debut will keep readers hooked and hoping until the very last page.

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But Then I Came Back by Estelle LaureWhat do you do when you wake up from a coma?

Go back to the way things were? Or start something new?

From the author of This Raging Light comes the story of Eden Jones, a 17-year-old girl who feels not only lost after her accident, but like she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife with her. Unable to connect to family and friends, Eden becomes obsessed with the mysterious girl lying in a coma in the room next to hers at the hospital, Jasmine, who she recognizes from her time between life and death. Joe, Jasmine’s best friend, might have the answers Eden needs about why Jasmine and Eden are so tied together, and if not, he may be enough to bring Eden back to life.

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Notes From the Well


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I saw green!

There’s green in the flower bed by my front door. I’m not a winter person. Winter hurts my eyes, I’m itchy, and I hate wearing more than three items of clothing at any given time. I blame my grandmother who was from Martinique. I’ve got island in me that is at war with these snow-capped … Read more

Love and fear

We all get a pass for November. Most people I know fell into a post-election depression, couldn’t write, couldn’t sleep or slept all the time and couldn’t get their shit together in the day. I personally don’t quite remember it. I do know the morning after the election I went to the local health food … Read more

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