Laura Griffith is a native of the Chicagoland area and has lived there her whole life.  She developed a love for all types of writing at an early age and wrote for local newspapers and newsletters before turning her aspirations to fiction.  She has written a few screenplays and stage plays, and finally finished her first novel, Remember, in 2009. She was thrilled to see it published by Otherworld Publications in July of 2010.  She enjoyed the experience and support that the staff of Otherworld Publications gave her, and she was sad when she was notified that they would be closing their doors at the end of 2012. However, as with any journey, she was excited to start 2013 by opening up a new chapter and signing on with Blackwyrm Publishing to re-release Remember and hopefully many more to come.

Laura is a huge supporter of fine arts – music, theater, and writing have played a part in her life since elementary school.  Being a member of the band and theater in school helped develop her love of stories and performance.  And when time allows, she can now be found getting involved with her local community theater.  She was excited when her first children’s play, How Once Upon A Time Began, was performed by the a local children’s theatre group and even more excited to see its sequel, The Charming Quest, put on by the same group the following year. She also joined forces with Joliet’s Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and created an original family-friendly Halloween show, Transylvania General, in October of 2010. The show was such a hit that it has been put on annually since then. She also wrote a customized version of Alice in Wonderland for the same group that was put on at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in 2011. The successes of these customized and original plays has inspired Laura to begin working on formalizing pricing and marketing for original plays for theatrical groups looking for a customized script based on their financial, casting, and location needs. She is happy to provide proposals at any time, so stay tuned for additional information.

Her inspiration can be found in the writings of her favorite authors who span a number of genres – James Rollins, Matthew Reilly, Danielle Steel, and Lisa Gardner top her list of writers to model.  Of course, her biggest inspiration and support come from her friends and family – without whom her sanity would be lost.  Everyone from her amazing daughter, husband, and parents to her inspirational grandmother to her supportive close friends and family – all of her writing is dedicated to them.