Laura has worked with my students the last couple years on writing projects, sharing her love of literature and the writing process. Students have enjoyed learning from a true author. Laura weaves her knowledge of the writing process intricately within each lesson, helping students see themselves as aspiring authors. She takes the time to meet with each child individually and connect with him/her personally. Having Laura as a mentor and leader in my students lives has been a wonderful asset to their education.
-Sarah Culp, Grade 3 Teacher
Laura Lee Scott has worked as a pro writer, ghostwriter, editor, publisher, and graphic designer for over 30 years, and has authored or ghost-written multiple children's picture books, memoirs, and historical fiction. She's currently working on a number of writing projects, including a book of poetry and short stories entitled, RESURRECTION RIVER, slated for publication in the fall of 2022. Laura 's work has won numerous awards, including multiple Mom's Choice Awards, a Cascade Writing Award, and a Faith & Culture Conference Writing Award. A member of The Authors' Guild, Willamette Writers, Faith & Culture Writers' Connection, and Oregon Christian Writers, Laura serves as an "artist in resident," provides classes and workshops on creativity and empowerment, and enjoys reading her books in classrooms whenever she gets the chance. In addition to being an award-winning author, book designer, poet, and speaker, Laura volunteers with the houseless and advocates for issues like reframing mental illness and ending modern day slavery and animal cruelty. The mother of two college-aged sons, Laura lives in West Linn, Oregon with her husband and two furry "snuggle specialists," Maggie Lou and Penny.
"The best part of writing is working to create stories and characters that inspire and encourage people to reach for their best selves, while showing compassion and kindness toward others. Author visits and 'Artist in Residence' experiences provide such a wonderful opportunity to help foster a love of reading and writing -- but it's about much more than that for me. It's also about listening and making meaningful connections that encourage others to pursue their passions and to never be afraid to let their light shine. " -- Laura Lee Scott