• Laura Parnum writes quirky and humorous middle grade novels and is a freelance fiction copyeditor. Almost everything she does relates to books and writing, from maintaining EasternPennPoints (the official blog of the Eastern PA chapter of SCBWI) and leading an SCBWI critique group to assisting at an elementary school library. She has also provided reading and writing support to kids from kindergarten through high school. She currently serves as Co-Regional Advisor for Eastern PA SCBWI. Laura and her family live in Philadelphia with two lovable reptiles.