APPEARANCES

I’ll be at the Hudson Children's Book Fest, Hudson, NY, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Bring all of your books for me to sign. There will also be books for sale and fun treats. Hope to see you! For more information.


I'll be at E Shaver Bookseller, Savannah, Georgia, on July 9th at 1PM. Hope to see you!
For more information.


I’ll be at Barnes & Noble, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, on Sunday, July 10th from 1-3PM. Come see me! For more information.


RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE PAPERBACK RELEASE CONTEST

1. Get a copy of RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE (The paperback will be released July 19, 2016, but you can use a hardcover copy for the purpose of this contest.)

2. Either Tweet me a photo of RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE, send me an Instagram photo of it, or better yet do both (if you have both accounts). Be creative. The photo can be a selfie or something you’ve staged. I’m looking for an interesting visual that I can RETWEET and/or share with my followers. I’m going to choose my favorite photo for the grand prize. All other photos will be entered into a drawing for signed books.

Find me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/lauriestolarz

Find me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/lauriestolarz/

3. Enter as many times as you like. Deadline is July 31st, 2016.

PRIZES:
Grand prize: a pre-released, signed galley copy of SHUTTER
Runner-ups: Four runner-ups will receive a signed copy of one of my books.

SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

4-Day Creative Writing Workshop in Marblehead, MA

Level: Beginner to Moderate, Ages 11+
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 26 and 28, August 2 and 4th.
Time: 4 - 6PM 

Cost: $200
To sign up, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

Workshop Description: In this four-session workshop, students will work to develop and improve their writing craft in a fun and supportive group. We will work on setting, character- and plot-building, story structure, voice, dialogue, point-of-view, and more. Please bring a notebook and pen.

1-Day Intensive Creative Writing Workshop in Marblehead, MA

Level: Moderate to Advanced, Ages 13+
Date: Saturday, July 23rd 

Time: 10AM - 2PM

Cost: $120 

To sign up, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

Workshop Description: Want to start a new project but need some inspiration? Need a little momentum for your current work-in-progress? In this one-day intensive workshop, we will look to the work of published writers to explore varied techniques; do free-writing exercises that explore and examine plot, character development, theme, setting, dialogue, voice, and revision; look at the "big picture" of your stories, particularly with respect to structure; practice varied tools for revision; and strive to find the path to finishing your work-in-progress (be it a novel, novella, or short story).

ANYTIME ONLINE CREATIVE WRITING CRITIQUE
Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 30-page packet of information and exercises for character-building, plot structure, dialogue, point-of-view, revision, and more. In addition, You can submit up to 10 pages (double-spaced, 12 point font, standard margins) of writing for my editorial notes. I will critique the pages, addressing any issues, including but not limited to plot, character development, syntax, grammar, and dialogue. I will point out what I believe works and offer some advice for an overall direction.

After I give notes, I will be available via e-mail for follow up if you have questions.

This class is available now. I will take up to ten students at a time and get back to you within one week of payment.

To sign up for the online writing critique, please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

Autographed Books & Bookplates
Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? Or would you like a personalized bookplate? Please e-mail me: lauriestolarz@yahoo.com

New Merchandise:
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