Long before I ever spoke to Laurie Boris, or asked her to become my editor, I read her book, ‘Drawing Breath‘ and absolutely loved it. On the basis of that one book I knew I could trust her with mine. That was all it took. I didn’t ask for her CV or anything sensible like that, but if I had, this is what I would have learned :
“Laurie Boris has been writing fiction for almost thirty years, inspired by the work of Joyce Carol Oates, TC Boyle, John Irving, Vladimir Nabokov, Gail Parent, Nora Ephron, and many other brilliant, prolific, and funny writers.
With a degree in advertising and psychology from Syracuse University’s SI Newhouse School of Public Communications, she started writing articles for her local newspaper and promotional copy for freelance clients. Between projects, she tried a few short stories, some which were published in small literary magazines and later, on the Web. Two won honorable mention in a Writer’s Digest annual competition. One took first place in a contest sponsored by a women’s website, judged by author Katherine Center.”
You can read the rest of this amazing Author Spotlight on Morgen Bailey’s blog :
Oh and Laurie? I can hardly wait for ‘Sliding Past Vertical’!