Laurence MacNaughton

Jamie
271 books | 1,612 friends

Arlena
4,496 books | 2,536 friends

Miranda...
2,316 books | 2,194 friends

J.A. Ka...
259 books | 853 friends

Winnie ...
763 books | 374 friends

Pam
Pam
9,036 books | 706 friends

Judy Rose
114 books | 347 friends

Terez Rose
93 books | 160 friends

More friends…

Laurence MacNaughton

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
May 2012

URL


I grew up in a creaky old colonial house in Connecticut that just might’ve been haunted. As a kid, I was a choirboy in a church that was built in 1754. I also pounded out stories on a black Remington typewriter until I sold my first magazine article at age 19.

Since then, I've written numerous novels, novellas, and short stories. My work has been praised by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, RT Book Reviews, and Kirkus Reviews.

When I’m not writing, I bike and hike the Colorado Rockies, explore ghost towns and wrench on classic cars. But the whole time, I’m usually thinking about the book I’m going to write next.

Popular Answered Questions

Laurence MacNaughton Right now, I'm writing the sequel to IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY. I'm so excited about where these characters are heading that I honestly feel like I…moreRight now, I'm writing the sequel to IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY. I'm so excited about where these characters are heading that I honestly feel like I can't write it fast enough.

It builds on so many mysteries, and it answers the burning question that absolutely everyone will be asking at the end of the first book. But that's just the beginning.

At the same time, the second book opens up Dru’s universe (or the “Druniverse” as I like to call it) in crazy new ways. New magic, new creatures, new challenges, and new secrets that will quite literally rock the world. (less)
Laurence MacNaughton Astute question, Shelley! I can't officially confirm anything just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Also, for more Dru adventures available now as…moreAstute question, Shelley! I can't officially confirm anything just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. Also, for more Dru adventures available now as ebooks, check out the prequel stories (Magic Carpet Ride, Put a Spell on You).

If you haven't read Magic Carpet Ride yet, just let me know and I'd be delighted to send you a copy as my gift.

Thanks for sharing Dru’s journey! :)(less)
Average rating: 3.76 · 332 ratings · 126 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
It Happened One Doomsday (D...

3.57 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Kiss Before Doomsday (Dru...

4.10 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Conspiracy of Angels

4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Magic Carpet Ride (Dru Jasp...

3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Spider Thief: Omnibus (...

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stolen Memory (The Spider T...

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Put A Spell On You (Dru Jas...

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ghost City (The Spider Thie...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cold Million (The Spider Th...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
Haunted Dreams (The Spider ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Laurence MacNaughton…
The rumors are true. Dru Jasper #3: No Sleep till Doomsday is coming out soon! Here’s the scoop: When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday amulet, crystal sorceress Dru Jasper has only 24 hours to get it back before the world will come to a fiery end. With this supernatural amulet in hand, the […]
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on August 08, 2018 19:25 • 1 view
Stolen Memory Haunted Dreams Cold Million Ghost City
(4 books)
by
4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Laurence’s Recent Updates

Laurence MacNaughton wrote a new blog post
The rumors are true. Dru Jasper #3: No Sleep till Doomsday is coming out soon! Here’s the scoop: When a wicked enchantress steals a cursed doomsday... Read more of this blog post »
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book it was ok
A Wanted Man by Lee Child
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'm a Jack Reacher fan, but I have my limits. Imagine literally dozens of chapters of Jack Reacher doing nothing but driving across the Midwest. Reading road signs . . . doing math in his head . . . quoting trivia. Just sitting there.

How exciting doe
...more
A Wanted Man by Lee Child
"This book was so bad that it made me crabby to read it. I am such a fan of the Reacher series that I can't believe how awful and painful of a read this was. The story is painfully slow ... and boring. No exaggeration, Reacher is in a car on the wo..." Read more of this review »
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book really liked it
Child of Fire by Harry Connolly
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book it was ok
Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
Rate this book
Clear rating
Not the best Jack Reacher story, but it did keep my interest throughout. The ending, however, bothered me quite a bit.
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book really liked it
2k to 10k by Rachel Aaron
Rate this book
Clear rating
This ebook changed my life.

Because I'm kind of dense, I had to read it several times (and get corroboration from a bunch of best-selling authors) before I took its lessons to heart. Since then, I've more than doubled my writing speed.

Highly recomme
...more
2k to 10k by Rachel Aaron
Rate this book
Clear rating
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book it was amazing
The Pulp Jungle by Frank Gruber
Rate this book
Clear rating
An absolutely fascinating look into the daily life of a pulp writer, and his astonishing real-life rags-to-riches story. Useful advice and inspiration for writers that still rings true, even today.
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book it was amazing
The Sword & Sorcery Anthology by David G. Hartwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Absolutely loved this book. As with most anthologies, the best stories are near the front. But this is still a top-notch collection of exciting sword and sorcery fiction. Highly recommended.
Laurence MacNaughton rated a book really liked it
This Fiction Business by H Bedford-Jones
Rate this book
Clear rating
A great little primer on developing the mindset of a professional writer. Keep in mind that this was written in 1922, so there's a certain historical context there. But much of the advice is still valid, even today.
More of Laurence's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Gigi's Company: The Book Excerpt Game 2941 158 Aug 12, 2018 05:17PM  
Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
Marianne Williamson

390 Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy — 19188 members — last activity 14 minutes ago
Welcome to Paranormal Romance! This group is for the discussion and recommendation of paranormal romances and paranormal erotic romance, along with ur ...more
50920 Beta Reader Group — 13350 members — last activity 7 minutes ago
A place to connect writers with Beta readers. Sometimes writers get so involved in the plot they can't see the wood for the trees. Hang on a sec'--tha ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 85361 members — last activity 12 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.