Crab Orchard Review nominates Laura’s story “The Hamblens” for a Pushcart Prize. December 2019.

Laura’s story “Drifter” is a finalist for the Tennessee Williams Festival Fiction Contest. March 2019.

Laura’s story “Drifter” earns an honorable mention for the Robert and Adele Schiff Award in Prose from The Cincinnati Review. October 2018.

Laura is selected as a mentee through AWP’s Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and will work with novelist Chris Cander over the next few months to revise her novel-in-progress. Fall 2018.

CREDO: An Anthology, which includes Laura’s flash piece “Where Stores Come From,” is released. March 2018.

“Still Life” appears in Diagram 17.6. January 2018.

Laura’s story “Collecting Brass” is selected as a finalist for the Saints + Sinners Literary Festival fiction prize. January 2018.

The Fiction Writers Workshop at the Greenwell Springs Regional Library invites Laura to read her work and to join them in discussing the submission process. October 19, 2015.

“The Demon at Montgomery Hill” is nominated for the 2015 storySouth Million Writers Award. Fall 2015.

Laura attends the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. July 2015.

Laura announced winner of the Hamlin Garland Award for short fiction. March 2015.

Laura interviewed about the Highland Reading Series in Dig. March 2015.

Past Readings:

“Collecting Brass.” Saints and Sinners Anthology Launch. New Orleans, LA. March 2018.

“The Hamblens.” Flash in the Morning: AWP 2018 Reading. Tampa, FL. March 2018.

“The Last Supper.” Highland Reading Series. Baton Rouge, LA. March 2016.

“One Way to Lose Yourself.” Highland Reading Series at Highland Coffees. Baton Rouge, LA. February 26, 2015.

“Boatyard Holiness.” Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers. Fairhope, AL. March 2014.

“Boatyard Holiness.” The Warehouse. Tallahassee, FL. January 2014.

“Someone to Calm Me.” Off-Square Books. Oxford, MS. July 2013.

“Remember Fort Mims.” The Warehouse. Tallahassee, FL. July 2012.

“Parable/Paradelle.” Shaver Theater. Baton Rouge, LA. March 2010.

“About Kudzu.” Highland Reading Series. Baton Rouge, LA. March 2010.

“Down Wildwood Lane.” Foster Gallery. Baton Rouge, LA. November 2009.