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Laura Segal Stegman is a Los Angeles-based publicity consultant and author whose middle grade debut novel, Summer of L.U.C.K., its sequel, Ready or Not (both Five-Star Readers’ Favorite Award winners), and The Chambered Nautilus, third in Young Dragons Press’ L.U.C.K. trilogy, are available wherever books are sold. L.A. Parent Magazine lauded Summer of L.U.C.K.as a “good read,” and Readers’ Favorite 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.” Rob Kent, Middle Grade Ninja podcast host, called The Chambered Nautilus, “a fun, fast-paced read with a whole lot of heart and whimsy.” Laura’s PR Tips for Authors workshop, a step-by-step guide to building a digital author media kit, has been presented by Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Writing Barn, and elsewhere. Her firm, Laura Segal Stegman Public Relations, LLC, has represented a wide-ranging client list of businesses and arts organizations. Non-fiction writing credits include collaboration on the travel book Only in New York. Feature stories and guest posts have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Westways, and School Library Journal’s Teen Librarian Toolbox, among others. She serves as a judge for Society of Young Inklings, SCBWI, and other writer competitions, and she shares her author journey in engaging virtual and in-person visits to schools and libraries. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama, Laura loves reading, L.A. Dodgers baseball, New York City, classical music, and theater.

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