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Laura Lam

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Other contact method: Website: lauralam.co.uk/contact
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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My name is Laura Lam and I'm an author of science fiction, fantasy, and romance. My books include the award winning Micah Grey trilogy (Pantomime, Shadowplay, Masquerade), near future thrillers False Hearts (a BBC Radio 2 book club selection) and Shattered Minds, and space opera Seven Devils, co-written with Elizabeth May. Under the name Laura Ambrose, I self-publish romance. I've also published short stories and essays. My work often features diverse and marginalised characters, with a particular focus on gender roles and identity.

By day, I'm a creative writing lecturer on the Creative Writing MA at Edinburgh Napier. I am comfortable lecturing on all aspects of writing craft as well as the traditional and self-publishing industries. I have given over 60 visits, workshops, and appearances at festivals, and dozens of bookstore and book club events. I'm friendly and engaging and love working with teens and adults.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Topics of work

Adolescence; Crime fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Gender equality; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+