"I attended one of Laura’s ‘Writing for Children’ courses to give me some inspiration when I was working on my Creative Writing MA dissertation.
I found her teaching invaluable. She was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of writing for children. I know that if I want high quality, focused feedback she is the person to ask."
—Astrid Holm MA, represented by A.M. Heath Literary Agency
"Both Laura’s manuscript service and her monthly writing group have
been fantastic. She has a great ear for tone and an eye for detail as well as an ability to really get under the skin of what you’re writing. Her balance of constructive criticism and intelligent encouragement are just right, and she always has her focus on the main prize — getting published — offering great contacts to agents and writing competitions. I really couldn’t recommend her services more highly."
—Kirsten Wild, represented by A.M. Heath Literary Agency
"I found Laura's workshops challenging without ever being daunting, and her comments on people's work astute yet always encouraging. They made me look at the whole spectrum of children's literature, inspiring me to stretch out in new directions and take a few risks."