Laura Taylor Namey is a Cuban-American Californian who can be found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets, and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two superstar children.
This former teacher writes young adult novels about quirky teens learning to navigate life and love. Her debut, The Library of Lost Things, published 10/08/19 from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins. Her #ownvoices sophomore project, A CUBAN GIRL’S GUIDE TO TEA AND TOMORROW is coming October 6, 2020 from Atheneum Simon and Schuster, with a third title to follow fall 2021.
Random stuff about me:
- Cats or dogs? Dogs
- Food addictions: Grilled cheese and tomato soup, avocado toast, cake, ramen
- 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: Nicola Yoon, 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