Laurel Gale

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Laurel Gale writes books for children. Her middle grade novels include Dead Boy, her debut, and Story Magic, which will be out October 27, 2020. She lives with her husband and their ferrets in Washington. In addition to writing, she enjoying 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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I am working on my next middle grade fantasy. I'm afraid that I don't have any details available right now, but I'l…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: 3.98 · 697 ratings · 160 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dead Boy

3.99 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Story Magic

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Monster, Human, Other

3.94 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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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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Terry Pratchett
“Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind.”
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

Louisa May Alcott
“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience

Neil Gaiman
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

George Orwell
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
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