Author Archives: Laura Langston

About Laura Langston

Laura Langston is an award-winning YA and children's author living on Vancouver Island.

Giving Thanks

When I give readings or do author talks, I always leave time for questions. And two come up repeatedly: how old are you and what do you like best about being a writer? Until now, my answer to the latter … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs a Lizard

Every writer needs a lizard. Or maybe a frog or a spider or, in my case, a golden ladybug. We need a mythic animal or a symbolic touchstone where we can park our doubts when they get in the way … Continue reading

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Writing is Like Gardening

Being a writer, I noodle with words. Being a gardener, I mess with dirt. (When the writing stinks, I economize and noodle in dirt but that’s a whole other blog). Writing and gardening have a lot in common. My basil, … Continue reading

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