www.rayhastudios.com) and it provided lots of inspiration moving forward.
In college, Laura used visual arts for her creative outlet with a drawing minor, but she still wanted to write. Everyone knows you don’t make money as an author, so she did the prudent thing and got a literature degree with a technical writing certification. To actually get a tech writing job though, she had to go back for her Masters in Technical Writing. The classes she took for that degree opened her eyes to the mechanics of writing, and actually inspired her to work on fiction once again.
While she was getting that MA, Laura started dating her now husband. They married in 2008, and he’s been her best friend and biggest supporter ever since. They honeymooned in Italy, where he had lived as a teenager. It was nice to have a private tour guide who spoke the lingo.
In 2011, their daughter was born, who they plan to inflict their weirdness on full force. At three years old, she already loves watching Idolm@ster 2, a Japanese video game with singing anime idols. They have to do something to keep out of the 100+ temperatures of Texas weather.
Laura is the author of the contemporary fantasy series Illirin (SCHISM and UNITY). Although it’s a planed duology, she has big ideas for a companion book to turn it into a trilogy. She’s also cooking up a YA Romance, so stay tuned.