Laura Taylor Namey is the New York Times and international bestselling author of Reese’s Book Club pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, The Library of Lost Things, When We Were Them, and two forthcoming titles. A proud Cuban-American, she can be found hunting for vintage treasures and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.
This former teacher writes young adult novels featuring quirky teens learning to navigate life and love. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from the University of San Diego and is the winner of the Peggy Miller Award for excellence in young adult fiction.
Random stuff about me:
- Cats or dogs? Dogs
- Food addictions: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, avocado toast, cake, Cubano sandwich, ramen, pastelitos
- Places I can’t wait to visit: Greece, Bali, Ireland, Thailand, Switzerland, Australia
- Instruments I can play: Piano, synth, other instruments with keys (except the accordion and probably a pipe organ)
- Favorite amusement park: Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida
- If I could live anywhere in the world: London
- A few favorite YA authors: Joan F. Smith, Laekan Zéa Kemp, Julie Buxbaum, Rachel Lynn Soloman, Mary Pearson, Kit Frick, Stephanie Garber, Mindy McGinnis, Nina Moreno
- How I deal with tough times: Faith, family, and friends
- I’m not good at: Running/jogging, gardening, not freaking out on roller coasters
- Favorite classics: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Count of Monte Cristo