Estelle Laure (pronounced lore/lor) is the author of critically-acclaimed books for young people. She is best known for her novel, This Raging Light, which has been translated into twelve languages. She has five forthcoming young adult novels, including Disney’s City of Villains series (book one fall 2021) and Mayhem (summer 2020) with Wednesday Books/Macmillan. In addition to writing her own stories, Estelle is an editorial consultant, writing coach, and educator.
She is grateful to every reader, teacher, librarian, and YA-loving adult that has picked up one of her books, and thanks you for paying her a virtual visit. To stay informed about events and upcoming projects, please see below.
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Notes From the Well
Why did you choose to begin the story immediately following the abortion, rather than when Genesis is making the decision whether or not to have the abortion? I never wanted there to be any question whether she would go through with it or not. Taking this angle, I… Read more
I’ve been moving. Again. This is my fourth house in as many years, and hopefully the last for a good long while since I bought it. Touching all my things is gross. That whole Marie Conde thing about needing all your belongings to bring you joy? If I followed that… Read more
I geeked out when I found out I would be going to Little Rock Central High School, which spans four city blocks, and when it was built in 1927 for 1.5 million dollars was considered the most architecturally beautiful school in the country. I knew about the Little Rock Nine… Read more