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Laurel Gale writes children's fiction. She lives in Washington with her husband and her ferrets.

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Laurel Gale I’ve always enjoyed stories that mix fantasy and realistic elements, so I think it made sense for me to write about a boy who could be considered a…moreI’ve always enjoyed stories that mix fantasy and realistic elements, so I think it made sense for me to write about a boy who could be considered a monster but is really just a normal kid in a lot of ways.

I was daydreaming (putting off other writing I was supposed to be working on, actually) when I imagined Crow. I pictured him as this sweet boy who just happened to be dead and very lonely as a result. The entire story started with this idea for Crow’s character. Then I came up with a friend and an adventure for him.
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Laurel Gale Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

I am working on my next middle grade fantasy. I'm afraid that I don't have any details available right now, but…more
Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

I am working on my next middle grade fantasy. I'm afraid that I don't have any details available right now, but I'll post more as soon as I can. (less)
Average rating: 3.97 · 574 ratings · 113 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dead Boy

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Monster, Human, Other

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My Second Book

I am thrilled to announce my second book. It's not a sequel to Dead Boy, but it is another middle grade novel that mixes fantasy elements with a modern setting.

It's called Monster, Human, Other. It's recommended for kids ages 8 to 12, but I officially give older people permission to read it, too.

I love the way the cover turned out. I can't wait to see it bookstores on September 5, 2017, the of... Read more of this blog post »
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