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Laurel Gale writes books for children. Her middle grade novels include Dead Boy and Story Magic. She lives with her husband and their ferrets in Washington. In addition to writing, she enjoys hiking, playing board games, and reading. She loves animals and is easily distracted by squirrels. You can visit Laurel online at laurelgale.com or on Twitter at @laurel_gale.

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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 mo…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 The idea for Story Magic started with the magic system. I imagined a world where magic is accomplished through storytelling, and where storytellers ar…moreThe idea for Story Magic started with the magic system. I imagined a world where magic is accomplished through storytelling, and where storytellers are magicians. From there, I came up with Kaya, and then the rest of the characters, the rest of the world, and the plot. (less)
Average rating: 3.98 · 778 ratings · 174 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dead Boy

3.98 avg rating — 681 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Story Magic

3.95 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Monster, Human, Other

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Coming Soon: STORY MAGIC

My next middle grade novel, Story Magic, will be out on August 4, 2020. Please check it out and consider adding it to your Goodreads list at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5....

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“Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”
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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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