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Laura Resau

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I'm the author of the young adult novels The Queen of Water, Red Glass, What the Moon Saw, The Indigo Notebook, The Ruby Notebook , The Jade Notebook, and the middle-grade novels Star in the Forest and The Lightning Queen. My novel Tree of Dreams was recently released in March 2019 with Scholastic. I grew up in Maryland, then moved around for ten years (as student, ESL teacher, and anthropologist), making my home in New Orleans; Aix-en-Provence, France; Oaxaca, Mexico; Tucson; and now, Fort Collins, Colorado, where I'm staying put for a while. I live here happily with my husband and young son. Most days, you'll find me drinking tea and writing novels in a little silver trailer in my driveway. I love camping in the mountains, and I travel as ...more

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The Lightning Queen

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Tree of Dreams

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Tree of Dreams Book Launch Party Recap!

Hello, dear readers!

A thousand thanks to everyone who came to my book launch party for Tree of Dreams! I had loads of fun, and I hope you did, too!











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I’m grateful to Everyday Joe’s Coffee House in Old Town, Fort Collins, for hosting… their space is GORGEOUS and the staff is super-friendly and helpful!











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My talented friends Gloria Garcia Diaz and Mary Dean sang my favorite song, Gracias a la Vida… it...

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“I see that if you try to fit someone in a box, she might slip through the seams like water and become her own river.”
Laura Resau, The Queen of Water

“Power is a tricky thing, mija. It can lift you up high on its wings and up into the sky where you feel invincible. But sometimes you forget the bigger thing that makes you fly. Without God, without love, you fall. You stop being grateful and humble, and you fall." pg. 230”
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“Life is the ultimate artistic masterpiece, and it's up to you, the creator, to make it as wildly dazzling as possible.”
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message 1: by Kunj

Kunj HELLO! :)
i'd just like to recommend "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy (Winner of the Booker Prize). I hope you cherish it as much as I did.
ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING.


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