Laura Lam

Laura Lam

Laura Lam MLitt

Lecturer

Biography

Laura Lam gained a Masters in Literature in Creative Writing with commendation from the University of Aberdeen in 2015 and a first class Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing from California State University East Bay in 2009. In August 2016 she joined the Napier Creative Writing MA, and she will begin a PgCert in Teaching and Learning at Napier in September 2017, after which she plans to pursue a PhD in Creative Writing. Additionally, she conducts school visits for teens throughout the UK and is a mentor for one of the 2015 Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award recipients.

She is the award-winning writer of five novels: the acclaimed Micah Grey gaslight fantasy trilogy and the near future thrillers, False Hearts and Shattered Minds. False Hearts was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club section in July 2016, as well as a Locus Recommended Read, a Romantic Times top pick, and also received a starred Booklist review. Shattered Minds was an Amazon Editors' Best SFF Books of the Month choice in June 2017. Pantomime, the first of the Micah Grey series, won the Bisexual Book Award for Speculative Fiction and was a Scottish Book Trust Teens Book of the Month, as well as shortlisted for numerous other awards.

Current writing projects include more near-future thrillers, a historical time travel fantasy, and a co-written epic YA space opera.

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • StoryCon

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Bisexual Book Award - Speculative Fiction

 

Invited Speaker

  • Dutch Comic Con
  • London Comic Con

 

Date


7 results

From the Coffin to the Rowan Tree

Presentation / Conference
Lam, L. (2018, June)
From the Coffin to the Rowan Tree. Paper presented at International Vampire Film and Arts Festival, Sighișoara, Romania
After the glut of YA novels featuring vampires after Twilight, vampires are currently back in the coffin and publishers are still largely avoiding novels that feature them. Pa...

Shadowplay

Book
Lam, L. (2017)
Shadowplay. (1). London, UK: Pan MacMillan
Micah Grey almost died when he fled the circus with Drystan - now he and the ex-clown seek to outrun disaster. Drystan persuades his old friend Jasper Maske, a once-renowned m...

False Hearts

Book
Lam, L. (2017)
False Hearts. London, UK: Pan MacMillan
One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She's then arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect involvement ...

Shattered Minds

Book
Lam, L. (2017)
Shattered Minds. (1). London, UK: Pan MacMillan
Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’...

Masquerade

Book
Lam, L. (2017)
Masquerade. London, UK: Pan MacMillan
Micah's Chimaera powers are growing, until his dark visions overwhelm him. Drystan is forced to take him to Dr Pozzi, to save his life. But can they really trust the doctor, e...

These Shadows, These Ghosts

Book Chapter
Lam, L. (2017)
These Shadows, These Ghosts. In H. McDaid, & L. Jones (Eds.), Nasty WomenEdinburgh: 404 INK
With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensa...

Pantomime

Book
Lam, L. (2016)
Pantomime. London, UK: Pan MacMillan
In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more . . . Gene's life resembles a debutante's dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. ...