About Me

Summer of L.U.C.K. and sequel Ready or Not
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Laura Segal Stegman is a Los Angeles-based author whose middle grade debut novel, Summer of L.U.C.K., and its sequel, Ready or Not (both from Young Dragons Press), are available wherever books are sold. The Chambered Nautilus, third in the L.U.C.K. trilogy, will follow. L.A. Parent Magazine lauded Summer of L.U.C.K.as a “good read,” and a Five-Star Readers’ Favorite Award praised it as “a tale that not only incorporates magic, carnivals, friendship, and fun but also manages to thread the plotline with pearls of wisdom about life, bullying, self-worth, and self-esteem.” Ready or Not, according to middle grade/young adult author Frank Morelli, “is filled with twists, turns, magic, time travel, and a healthy dose of courage from its deeply authentic cast of characters.” Laura, having grown up in Southern California with parents who valued reading, remains spellbound by kidlit. She serves as a judge for Society of Young Inklings and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) writer competitions, and she shares her author journey in engaging virtual and in-person visits to schools and libraries. Her popular PR Tips for Authors workshop features a step-by-step guide to building a digital author media kit. Laura’s non-fiction credits include collaboration on the travel book Only in New York, and her feature stories appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Westways Magazine, and Christian Science Monitor, among others. A long-time publicity consultant, she owns Laura Segal Stegman Public Relations, LLC, which has represented a wide-ranging client list of businesses and arts organizations. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama, she loves reading, L.A. Dodgers baseball, New York City, classical music, and theater.