Laura Steven

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Laura Steven is an author, journalist and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. The Exact Opposite of Okay, her YA debut, was published by Egmont in March 2018. The sequel, A Girl Called Shameless, will follow in 2019.

As well as mentoring aspiring authors through schemes like Pitch Wars, Laura works for Mslexia, a non-profit organisation supporting women writers. She graduated with Distinction from her MA in Creative Writing in 2017, and her TV pilot Clickbait – a mockumentary about journalists at a viral news agency – was a finalist in British Comedy's 2016 Sitcom Mission.

Laura is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Media Inc.
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Laura Steven Hey Barker! I'm so glad you loved the book! Izzy's surname is indeed a reference to one Louise O'Neill, who has been a huge inspiration to me since we…moreHey Barker! I'm so glad you loved the book! Izzy's surname is indeed a reference to one Louise O'Neill, who has been a huge inspiration to me since we first became online pals back in 2014. I have so much love for both her work and her as a person.

And YES, there will be a sequel! I'm working on it now, actually. It'll be out in 2019, I believe, and if you want the inside scoop on what it'll be about, check the video I just uploaded to YouTube :)(less)
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“Bitches bite back. And men hate that. Society hates that.”
Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

“[It may seem like we're always eating, but that's because we're always eating.]”
Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

“I get why he's lashing out. As a privileged white dude, he's used to being able to buy whatever he wants. He lives in a country where even the presidency can be bought.
But he can't buy my love. And that frustrates the hell out of him.”
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“They went to the column, where they stole a few more quiet minutes together, listening to the river wear its way deeper into the earth, the way people wear grooves into each other's hearts.”
Jeff Zentner

“I get why he's lashing out. As a privileged white dude, he's used to being able to buy whatever he wants. He lives in a country where even the presidency can be bought.
But he can't buy my love. And that frustrates the hell out of him.”
Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

“Someone posted a condom stuffed with dog turd through our letterbox this morning. Dumbledore got confused, bless him, and thought it was an exciting new chew toy. And that's the story of how we're going to have to get a new couch.”
Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

“[It may seem like we're always eating, but that's because we're always eating.]”
Laura Steven, The Exact Opposite of Okay

“To the innocent onlooker it might seem sort of sweet. To me it seems like he's saying "I don't respect your decision not to want to fuck me, and I will manipulate the hell out of your emotions until you change your mind.”
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