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Laura Lane McNeal


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Laura Lane McNeal grew up In New Orleans where people laugh a lot, talk with their hands, love good music, good food, and will make up any excuse for a party.

After receiving two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Business Administration), she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University. She spent most of her career in advertising, working for firms in New York and Dallas, before returning to New Orleans where she started her own marketing consulting firm and became a free-lance writer as well as a decorative artist. In 2005, when the devastation of Hurricane Katrina left her with having to rebuild her life, Laura seized the opportunity to fulfill her lifetime dream of becoming a writer. She hasnt stopped since.

Laura resides in New Orleans and is married with two sons. DOLLBABY is her first published novel. She is presently working on a second novel.
 
Novels
   Dollbaby (2014)
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The Bookshop at Water's End (2017)
Patti Callahan Henry
"In lush, lyrical prose, Henry explores the power of forgiveness, especially in ourselves. Every page was a treat."
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Rush (2018)
Lisa Patton
"In RUSH, Lisa Patton digs deep into the secret world of sorority rush where sisterhood is held sacred. But beneath these bonds a groundswell is emerging threatening to break apart the sisterhood and dismantle the sorority unless a long standing tradition can be broken. This engaging and poignant novel will have you wanting to jump right in along with the characters to fight for what is right."
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The Paragon Hotel (2019)
Lyndsay Faye
"Full of wry wit, dark humor and magnificent period details, THE PARAGON HOTEL is a wickedly poetic tour de force."

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