ABOUT LAURIE THURSTON

  • I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember, and telling stories even longer. For my career, I’ve dedicated myself to engage teens in crisis using reading and writing as a tool to help them achieve self understanding. Over the last (ahem) twenty-something years, my students have taught me well and all of the work that I do — including my writing —  is a testament to their patience and trust in me. 

    My passion is YA fiction, but I also dabble in writing about reading, writing and teaching. It’s what I do — who I am, really — so it’s always fun. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Read. Write. Repeat.