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If you’re anywhere in the Los Angeles area, hope you’ll join middle grade authors Ernesto Cisneros, PJ Switzer Gardner and Laura on Saturday, 12:30 pm, for the LitFest in the Dena panel on Creating Connection in Children’s Literature. FREE admission, free parking!

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The Chambered Nautilus by Los Angeles-based author Laura Segal Stegman, a magical tale involving a mysterious carnival ride modeled after the intriguing spiral-shaped sea creature whose name it bears, was released by Young Dragons Press on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. With themes that include the power of friendship and the rewards of perseverance, it is […]

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Thursday, 29 February 2024

Friends, here is the COVER REVEAL for THE CHAMBERED NAUTILUS, third in my middle grade book trilogy from Young Dragons Press. This magical tale of the power of friendship and the rewards of perseverance involves a mysterious carnival ride modeled after the spiral-shaped chambered nautilus sea creature whose name it bears. Coming April 30! For […]

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PR TIPS FOR AUTHORS is back by popular demand, this time at The Writing Barn, via Zoom, on Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 pm Pacific, with replays available. In “PR Tips for Authors,” I combine my skills as a publicist and author. Whether you’re published, soon-to-be-published, or thinking about writing a book, you’ll learn from this […]

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BREAKING NEWS! I’m combining my skills as a publicist and author for SCBWI’S PR TIPS FOR AUTHORS Zoom presentation on Wednesday, September 20, 7 pm Pacific. Whether you’re published, soon-to-be-published, or thinking about writing a book, you’ll learn from this step-by-step guide to building a digital Author Media Kit, including how to write an effective […]

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Ready or Not, the long-awaited sequel to Summer of L.U.CK., is coming on August 29 from Young Dragons Press! Set at Camp Inch the year after Summer of L.U.C.K., Ready or Not features more magical adventures with Justin, Darby, and Naz, but it’s about learning to do what’s right when everything’s wrong. Special thanks to […]

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You’re invited to join the free subscriber list for my new, quarterly Author Newsletter, which features: -resources for writers, educators, and young readers; -tips from my experience as a publicist and middle grade author; -behind the scenes glimpses from publishing industry notables; -previews of upcoming work, -giveaways and more. Please subscribe HERE. COMING IN THE […]

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You’re invited to “Writing for Young Readers – Two Authors’ Journeys” with middlegrade authors Laura Segal Stegman (Summer of L.U.C.K.) and PJ Gardner Switzer (Horace & Bunwinkle series), moderated by Kitty Felde (Fina Mendoza mysteries), at Village Well in Culver City (Los Angeles).  Thursday, March 2, 6pm Pacific time Featuring conversation, Q&A, and readings! Join […]

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Young Dragons Press’ re-issue of Summer of L.U.C.K.— with a new cover, chapter art, and a camp map —is now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-bookat IndieBound, Bookshop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play,and wherever else books are sold.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

COVER REVEAL! Three struggling kids stumble upon a magical carnival that’s about to change their world. Young Dragons Press’s re-issue of Summer of L.U.C.K. features a new cover, chapter art, and a map of the camp. Available November 29 wherever books are sold! Young Dragons will also publish Ready or Not and The Chambered Nautilus, my […]

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