A book about family, sorrow, friendship and love.
My young adult novel, After Isaac, is finally, finally out!!! Yay!!!
My previous novel, Angie, I Says, a New York Times notable book, was made into the feature film Angie starring Geena Davis and James Gandolfini. In an example of particularly bad timing, 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 four 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 hwas 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