Laurie Boyle Crompton’s debut YA novel BLAZE is being released by Sourcebooks in Feb 2013 and ADRENALINE will be published by FSG in 2014. Laurie caught the writing bug back in high school while reading an essay she’d composed aloud to her class. Her classmates laughed in all the right places. It was like the opposite of that nightmare where everyone laughs while you stand there in your underwear. She was giddy with power.
Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John’s University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. Since then she’s written for national magazines like ALLURE as well as numerous trade publications and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. Yes. That is a real thing that grown ups sometimes get paid to be.
She lives near NYC, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. You can visit her at www.lboylecrompton.com or be her friend on Facebook. She likes friends.