Adoptive Families Magazine
After Isaac chosen as a favorite read of 2013!
Me talking about After Isaac and Angie, I Says
A book about family, sorrow, friendship and love.
My young adult novel, After Isaac, is finally, finally out!!! Yay!!!
MORE ABOUT ME:
My previous novel, Angie, I Says, a New York Times notable book, was made into the feature film Angie starring Geena Davis and the late, great James Gandolfini.
Just after Angie was accepted for publication, I was hit by a car, and, while grateful to be alive, was left permanently disabled. I wrote a memoir about my revovery, Doorway on the Mountain: A Rehabilitation Journey, which is available online.
In 2011 I was thrilled to win the Pecan Grove Press National Poetry Chapbook competition with my poetry collection, Recurring Dream. I've also published poems in a number of magazines, including Hanging Loose, Michigan Quarterly Review, Apple Valley Review and New Madrid.
I have been a workshop leader for the New York Writers Coalition for the past five years, and in January 2013 was awarded a Poets & Writers grant for my work leading a writing group at the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York. For 10 years I was an adjunct professor of literature at Kingsborough Community College. I live in Brooklyn, New York, having made it all the way there from my native borough of the Bronx.
intermittent and eclectic
Stuff I've Written
Young Adult Novel
--Laura Van Prooyen