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Favorite thing : A.S. King June 13, 2017

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

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Favorite Thing: Little Rock Central High School May 2, 2017

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

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I saw green! February 19, 2017

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… Read more

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Have you asked me for a YA book recommendation? September 24, 2016

Last night I had insomnia. I stayed up for about two hours trying to answer questions I’d been asked, after the fact. Like, for instance, what books to read. I’m not good with rapid-fire questions so I always blank. But I’m asked all the time by parents, by kids, by… Read more

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Colorado Teen Book Con September 23, 2016

After a dramatic and kind of exhausting summer, I’ve been hibernating, finishing the copy edits for But Then I Came Back (April 4, 2017),  and getting all workaholic-like in my job as an associate at Folio Literary Management, while getting my third project underway. Plus, kids. Anyway, I’m turning away from the… Read more

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1st five pages April 1, 2016

Just checking in (pausing my insane editorial frenzy) briefly to let everyone know that I will be one of April’s mentors for the 1st five pages workshop. Basically, you submit five pages of a WIP and get some help sorting yourself out for submission.   Click to find out more… Read more

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Because I can’t March 26, 2016

I’m so sorry. I’ve done it again. Made a promise I couldn’t keep. It’s like that thing about carbs, and getting up at 4:30 every morning to write, and, I don’t know, giving up coffee. I promised I would write a post about all the cool things I discover in… Read more

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February 6, 2016 February 7, 2016

~ This week I read Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.  This pleasantly dated work was published in 1988, and is a series of short stories that examines women’s roles, self-perceptions, explorations, often as seen through a male lens, playing with narrative, and totally chaotic. Lots of sexual content and human underbelly.… Read more

Estelle
My UK book birthday! January 16, 2016

The U.K. version of  This Raging Light came out this week. It’s of special significance to me for a couple of reasons. One, I lived in London when I was little and it’s one of my favorite places on the earth. The street art, the food, the fashion, and I even love… Read more

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This Raging Light Giveaway! January 16, 2016

There’s a This Raging Light giveaway happening here, at Bookhounds! If you win, you also get some Essie nail polish to match the cover. Also if you like, you can read my post about how to navigate your relationship with your agent!   xxEstelle Read more

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It’s my official cover reveal today in Italy! January 16, 2016

[fusion_text]I love this cover. I think it’s a perfect mix of beautiful and feisty, and my brother keeps saying how weird it is that the girl on the cover looks like me (I wish, kinda)![/fusion_text] Read more

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Fill the Well Friday 1-15-16 January 15, 2016

This was a surreal week for me. One, as a massive David Bowie fan, his death had me forehead to counter, trying to hold back tears, flashing through all the ways in which he’s affected my life. It doesn’t end. Each of his incarnations has inspired me. I always hoped I would… Read more

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Taos Author Pens Hit Novel “This Raging Light” January 9, 2016

Link to the Taos News Rick Romancito Dec 21, 2015 Writer Courtesy Zoe Zimmerman Taos author Estelle Laure There are times when reading “This Raging Light” by Taos author Estelle Laure that it’s easy to forget you’re reading a book from the Young Adult section of your favorite book shop.… Read more

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Things people have said about This Raging Light! January 9, 2016

  Winter 2015-2016 Kids’ Indie Next Pick! “Readers finding themselves with increasingly mature accountabilities will appreciate Laure emboldening Lucille with a savvy resilience that withstands the pressures from adult authority, even while learning the invaluable life lesson that we are all in this together.” —Booklist “I loved this book. I… Read more

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UK Edition of This Raging Light out Tuesday January 12th! January 8, 2016

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Fill the Well Friday 1-8-16 January 8, 2016

In the name of keeping myself and maybe a few others intrigued and entertained, every Friday I’ll post a few things that are keeping me fascinated. So this week: I read this article about Asiah Amini. I was feeling sorry for myself that day, and this article fixed me right… Read more

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A Little Bit of an Update December 7, 2015

  ~December 22nd is This Raging Light’s Book Birthday! ~January 4th www.rockstar.com will be hosting a two week blog tour ~March 12-14 I’ll be at the Tuscon Festival of Books (details to follow) ~April 19-22 I’ll be at TLA Houston   Read more

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TRL in Taos Style July 31, 2015

This Raging Light, an Interview from taoStyle Lynne Robinson / January 28, 2015 Estelle Laure and I met for a coffee late last week to talk about her life in Taos since signing a two-book deal with a prestigious Publishing House. “Elizabeth Bewley at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young… Read more

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