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Laura Koerber

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I live on a island in the Puget Sound with my husband and my dogs. I am a retired teacher, presently doing in -home care for disabled people while volunteering at a dog rescue

My degree is in art, and I am a painter, graphic artist, and ceramic sculptor. The writing started about five years ago, a surprise to me and everyone who knows me, since I had never written anything before.

The reveiw for my first book in Kirkus Review:

I think I learned to write by reading. I am a voracious omnivore of books.

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Laura Koerber I enjoy writing. I simply enjoy every aspect of it.
Laura Koerber I am doing the final polishing on three books, two novels and one non-fiction.
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I Once Was Lost, But Now I'...

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The Eclipse Dancer

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Kirkus Review of The Eclipse Dancer

A Midwesterner recalls her semi-enchanted childhood.
This latest novel from Koerber (I Once Was Lost But Now I’m Found, 2017) tells the complicated family history of a 65-year-old woman named Andy. She lives in sleepy Allenburg in Iowa, “a small market town in the Midwest, surrounded by puppy mills, factory farms, and meth labs. And cornfields. Lots of gravel roads and lots of cornfields.” Andy... Read more of this blog post »
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"I really enjoyed reading, writing, and sharing poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, and am looking forward to a beautiful spring month full of new writing adventures in May. Thank you to those who followed my poetic journeys; you ha..." Read more of this blog post »
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Dinosorcerers is a fun book for kids who are interested in dinosaurs. It is a fast moving adventure story featuring a kind of time travel, magic spells, and lots of adventure. The writing is smooth and the editing and proofing is solid.

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"Ponderings on The Playground My first book, The Playground is free this Easter weekend April 19-21, 2019. Although it seems unbelievable, it’s been nearly two years since it was first published on Amazon. Publishing it was a whim. I had been tryi..." Read more of this blog post »
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Review Group: * Group 180. General - Mod. E.M. 135 85 Apr 18, 2018 02:48AM  
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Genre Specific Re...: Religious Theme Review Group 1 (closed) 81 33 Jul 02, 2018 01:37AM  
Genre Specific Re...: This topic has been closed to new comments. General fantasy - MK2 (CLOSED) 72 41 Jul 14, 2018 05:18PM  
Review Group: * Group 185. Out of this World - Mod. E.M. 113 95 Jul 16, 2018 04:09PM  
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Review Group: This topic has been closed to new comments. Round 198 - In This World - Mod. Hock 153 111 Dec 13, 2018 03:39AM  
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“Be not too hard
For life is short
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is given
to man.
Be not to hard
When he is sold and bought
And must manage as best he can.
Be not to hard
For soon he dies
Often no wiser than he began.
Be not too hard
For life
Is short
And nothing is given
to man.”
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