Laura GarwoodCollaborative Editor
Laura was born with a book in her hand. At the age of eight, she won a school-wide book-cover illustration contest, and she started telling people she wanted to be an “author-slash-illustrator.” Since then, she has dropped some of the visual-art dreams, but she still loves books—reading, editing, and writing—with a passion.
After receiving a BA in English from UCLA and an MA in book publishing from Portland State University, Laura started her career working as senior editor for Ink & Paper Group. Since launching her freelance career, she has edited for Ken Arnold Books, Ink & Paper Group, the Hollywood Star News, intentionally urban magazine (where she also served as lifestyle department editor), the Portland Bridge calendar, and many individuals. Laura’s popular parenting blog, Short-Winded, has received millions of hits. Outside of work, she enjoys chasing her three young children, being active outdoors, and cooking and baking.
historical, women’s, and young adult fiction