It's time to RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE. The sequel to WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE, is out. So, run, don't walk, to your favorite bookstore or library to get yourself a copy. Remember, if they're out of stock, you can always ask a bookseller to order it for you, free of charge. Many, many thanks!


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!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the RTTDH playlist contest. Congratulations to the winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Kayla D.
First Runner-up Winner: Samantha M.
Second Runner-up Winner: Rachel M.
Third Runner-up Winner: Lisa-Anne M.
Fourth Runner-up Winner: Daryl V.
Fifth Runner-up Winner: Antonia L.
Sixth Runner-up Winner: Juanita B

Check out the winning entries!

Would you like to purchase one of my autographed titles (or better yet a whole series) for a gift or for yourself? E-mail me at

Cost: $100.00

I will send you, via e-mail, a 26-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:

New Merchandise:
Check out the new book-related clothing and gear through!

Bookplates now available! Bookplates are sticker-like labels that I will personally address to you and sign. It's meant for you to adhere to the inside of your book – the next best thing to an autographed copy. If you'd like one of these, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Attn. Laurie Faria Stolarz
c/o Llewellyn Worldwide Publications
2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-2989