Laura Garner

more photos (2)

year in books
Carol Jean
811 books | 47 friends

Kathy W...
1,967 books | 42 friends

Leila B...
475 books | 52 friends

Mac Colley
28 books | 42 friends

Sophie ...
252 books | 46 friends

Jenny C...
1,113 books | 67 friends

Ruth Leech
2 books | 32 friends

Lisa Rudy
69 books | 103 friends

More friends…

Laura Garner

Goodreads Author


Born
Little Rock, Arkansas, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
July 2012

URL


"... a vibrant new voice in contemporary fiction, intelligent and funny." -- Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author

"... writes confidently, with plenty of attitude and humor -- but her distinctive voice is enriched by a loving hand that gives her story unexpected depth. She makes you care deeply about her characters and the conflicting currents of their flawed lives." -- Katy Munger, author of the Casey Jones series

"... a character study of considerable style and merit. A fine little book teeming with its own small but important truths." -- Ed Gorman, author of the Sam McCain series

A writer since she was able to hold a crayon, Laura Garner finally got around to publishing her first novel, "Ain't Nobody's Bizness," in 2002. She fo
...more

To ask Laura Garner questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Laura Garner I think creating engages the happiest part of your brain. And it's fun to watch your characters do things you hadn't planned; it means they are fully …moreI think creating engages the happiest part of your brain. And it's fun to watch your characters do things you hadn't planned; it means they are fully developed. Also, you're never alone!(less)
Laura Garner If I'm stumped, I start editing content I've already written. That gets me into the writing head space, and before I know it, I'm writing something ne…moreIf I'm stumped, I start editing content I've already written. That gets me into the writing head space, and before I know it, I'm writing something new.(less)
Average rating: 3.86 · 35 ratings · 25 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Kiss Me, Caitlyn; or, Roman...

3.89 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ain't Nobody's Bizness

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
I Ain't Superstitious

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ball and Chain

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Soap Making for Beginners: ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Homemade Skin Care for Begi...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Homemade Skin Care for Begi...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Laura Garner…

FREE EBOOK!

The original Maddie Maxwell Mystery, "Ain't Nobody's Bizness," is free on Amazon August 13-17. I'll run a similar promotion for the second book next week -- before "Ball & Chain" comes out August 30!
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on August 13, 2018 03:18 Tags: cape-cod, mystery, tart-noir

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Laura’s Recent Updates

Laura Garner has read
A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura Garner rated a book really liked it
The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
Rate this book
Clear rating
Enjoyable, fast-moving mystery with plenty of twists.
Laura Garner rated a book really liked it
GMC by Debra Dixon
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura Garner rated a book liked it
You by Caroline Kepnes
You (You, #1)
by Caroline Kepnes (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Clever, involving psychological thriller with lots of humor, but a bit too "porny" for my tastes. I applaud a fellow Cape Codder for such a successful first novel!
Laura Garner finished reading
Mr. Nobody by Catherine Steadman
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura Garner rated a book really liked it
The Passengers by John Marrs
The Passengers
by John Marrs (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura Garner rated a book really liked it
When You See Me by Lisa Gardner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laura Garner rated a book really liked it
Final Girls by Riley Sager
Final Girls
by Riley Sager (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Taut, intriguing mystery/thriller that held my attention even if it did stretch my belief-suspenders now and then. A good distraction from our own grim reality.
Laura Garner rated a book liked it
Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
Someone We Know
by Shari Lapena (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shari Lapena once again offers a reasonably good mystery, well paced but drably written. As with her previous book, this one reads more like a draft than a final product; lots of telling rather than showing, describing how people feel instead of gett ...more
Laura Garner finished reading
The Passengers by John Marrs
The Passengers
by John Marrs (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Laura's books…
James Goldman
“Give me a little peace.
A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now, there's a thought.”
James Goldman, The Lion in Winter

Thomas Merton
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Lewis Black
“I don't know if you've noticed, but our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking at itself in the mirror.”
Lewis Black

Betty  Smith
“She was made up of more, too. She was the books she read in the library. She was the flower in the brown bowl. Part of her life was made from the tree growing rankly in the yard. She was the bitter quarrels she had with her brother whom she loved dearly. She was Katie's secret, despairing weeping. She was the shame of her father stumbling home drunk. She was all of these things and of something more...It was what God or whatever is His equivalent puts into each soul that is given life - the one different thing such as that which makes no two fingerprints on the face of the earth alike.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

105786 Goodreads Reviewers' Group — 7372 members — last activity 23 minutes ago
This group helps to bring Reviewers and Authors together! Reviewers can make their own thread to post their reviews in, or post their reviews in the r ...more
99123 Indie Authors Monthly Magazine For Authors and Readers — 5130 members — last activity Aug 02, 2020 05:38PM
This Is A Group for Readers,Writers and Reviewers of All Different Genres. Let US Take Your Book To New Heights! Our Goals Are To Help Promote Authors ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 111010 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more



No comments have been added yet.