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Laura A.H. Elliott

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Hi, my name is Laura and I've been telling stories professionally for decades. Whether for broadcast on E! Entertainment Television or as features and hard news articles at The Los Angeles Times, I bring a light, compassionate heart and passion for telling stories in new and compelling ways. My love for telling stories through video developed at The Los Angeles Times and continues with the book trailers that I direct and produce. As a world traveler I am able to relate to many people and enjoy the unpredictable. My focus creatively is to help tell stories that will bring relief to suffering both here at home and around the world.

To find out more about my books visit: or find me on Facebook. @Laurawriting


“Dreams are the most important ingredient in my ultimate dining experience. So many are hatched and celebrated around the dinner table.”

The kind people atsmartling.comasked if I could have or make dinner anywhere in the world, where would it be and what would I eat?

My dream dinner abroad finds me cooking in an open-air kitchen on the shores of the Andaman Sea in Phuket, Thailand. On my...

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13 on Halloween (Shadow, #1)
3.19 of 5 stars 3.19 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Transfer Student
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Shadow Slayer (Shadow, #2)
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Seven Caves & Other Spi...
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Kindergarten Ghost
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The Storytellers
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Winnemucca, a small-town fairy tale (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: When fear’s as blind as love, how far would you go to find your own happily ever after? One mistake will change Ginny’s life forever. One answer will set her free. Once upon a time Ginny’s road blood ripened, the day she got wise to love. Engaged to the high school quarterback, his quarter-carat ring and enchanting smile should have been enough for her. But, she stands him up and takes a walk where every step questions her happily ever after gone-bad and the fate of the mother she never knew. The mother her father refuses to talk about. Ginny fights to untangle her big, fat, lie-of-a-life on an enchanted road trip to Winnemucca, where she believes all her answers lie. To solve the riddle of her past, she must outrun everyone who wants a piece of her future–including a man determined to see she never has one.
13 on Halloween, Book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series (Children's Books)
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Description: Twelve-year-old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl, the peacock, who gets everything she wants––a trampoline, a flock to prowl around the mall with, and most especially invitations to parties. But everything changes when Roxie invites all the popular kids in the eighth grade to her thirteenth birthday party on Halloween and they all come. And a boy, the boy, actually talks to Roxie. Roxie has the best night of her life until the peacocks decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects––in her attic, with a gift that is out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.
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Description: An intergalactic story of beauty and the geek. A Beverly Hills surfer girl swaps lives with a boy geek from planet Retha when his teleporting telescope experiment goes bad.
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Shadow Slayer by Laura A.H. Elliott
"Shadow Slayer continues Roxanne's adventure with Planet Popular and her teen years. In this book, Roxanne is 14. Forget the peacocks. Forget about popular. Now, it's all about high school and......Drew. Drew is perfect, with his golden eyes, aweso..." Read more of this review »
13 on Halloween by Laura A.H. Elliott
"This book probably deserves another star, however because this rating system is asking me how much I liked the book, it gets 3.

I think there was a lot of creative, and mostly entertaining, use of language at the beginning of the book. It did get o..." Read more of this review »
13 on Halloween by Laura A.H. Elliott
"Very good book one I couldn't put down for five seconds, you learn a lot about the characters and their personalities I definitely would recommend this book. Roxie is a young teenager going through a lot including a secret place that eventually ma..." Read more of this review »
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message 5: by Laura

Laura Elliott Mike wrote: "Just connected. In the out there between Fallon and Elko. Some people know where it is."

:D You're talking about Winnemucca? Happy trails, my friend!

message 4: by Mike

Mike Just connected. In the out there between Fallon and Elko. Some people know where it is.

message 3: by Laura

Laura Elliott Emily wrote: "Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)"

Emily wrote: "Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)"

Absolutely! *waves* Looking forward to reading your reviews and seeing your TBR:) Have a great weekend Emily!

Emily  Cross Thanks Laura for accepting my friend request :)

message 1: by Laura

Laura Elliott Shelia wrote: "Laura,
I'm going to buy this book right now!

Shelia, Thanks for wanting to give Winnemucca a read. Let me know your thoughts on the story. I hope you have a wonderful, Irene-free weekend:)


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