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WHO AM I?
· I've got 10 years of experience as an editor. I helped to develop the MA in Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia which has launched the careers of bestselling crime writers.· I am an experienced editor and book coach for writers of all types of crime fiction, with a specialism in psychological thrillers.
Elizabeth Macneal, Sunday Times bestseller, and Caledonia Novel Award-winner, THE DOLL FACTORY (Picador) said:
"Laura was absolutely pivotal to the development on my writing, and I do not believe I could have conceived of, or written, my novel without her support, guidance, and advice".
Kate Simants, Bath Novel Prize-winner, A RUINED GIRL (Viper) said:
"As an editor, Laura was indefatigable: I came away from every meeting knowing that she had read and thoroughly considered every submission and was taking a sincere interest in helping me make my novel the best it could be. Her communication and professionalism were second to none, and I credit her in no small way for helping me to secure an excellent literary agent."
I helped to develop the Creative Writing MA in Crime Fiction at UEA, first as a writing fellow in 2015-2016, then as a lecturer in Crime Fiction from 2016, and as course director in 2017-2018.
I work as a freelance editor on crime and thriller fiction, and crime narrative nonfiction.
I supervise on the MFA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.
I offer 1:1 book coaching services, and strategic consultation packages for traditional and indie authors.
* CRIME READS said of my nonfiction book LUMINOL THEORY (Punctum Press, 2017) ''Even if you’re not accustomed to reading literary theory, you’ll be drawn in by Joyce’s beautiful prose and unusual ideas. This book will forever change how you read about violence.''
* THE LUMINOL REELS (Calamari Press, 2014) was a SPD Bestseller.
* THE MUSEUM OF ATHEISM (Salt, 2012) was the inaugural title for Salt Publishing's crime fiction list.
Birmingham, 1933. Private enquiry agent William Garrett, a man damaged by a dark childhood spent on Birmingham's canals, specialises in facilitating divorces for the city's male elite. With the help of his best friend -charming, out-of-work actor Ronnie Edgerton - William sets up honey traps. But photographing unsuspecting women in flagrante plagues his conscience and William heaves up his gut... read more
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