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By the time she hit Grade Four, Laura Tobias knew she wanted to be a writer. So did the teachers. It was the persistent daydreaming and invisible friends that tipped them off. Since Laura grew up knowing no writers – and consequently didn’t know how to be one – she became a journalist instead. The trouble is, journalists are expected to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But making stuff up is way more fun. So Laura traded one notebook for another and today she writes romance and women’s fiction. She lives on Vancouver Island with a pair of Shetland sheepdogs, her high school sweetheart (Mr. Petrol Head) and her son (Teen Freud). She’s also the award-winning author of 15 books for teens and children writing as Laura Langston: Also find her at and occasionally at

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  1. EC Sheedy
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    There’s nothing like a holiday to catch up on reading, and it sounds as if you made some great choices, Laura. I’m particularly interested in the Kristan Higgins and Rachael Gibson’s books.

    I’ve had a fair bit of company lately, (it happens in the summer) so I’m way behind on summer reading. 🙁 Currently still immersed in Vanessa Grant’s recommendation A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness, which because I’m forced to read in tiny snippets seems to be taking me forever–even though my wish would be to devour it whole. Excellent book!

    Currently standing tall in my non-fiction reading pile is BEING WRONG: Adventures in the Margin of Error by Kathryn Schulz. It’s about how we all hate to be wrong and would be better off getting over that! My son said it’s a must read. Here’s one of the opening quotes: “It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I’m right.” Moliere

    Would really like to hear what everyone else is reading…

    1. Laura Tobias
      Laura Tobias at | | Reply

      You’re the second person this week to mention BEING WRONG so obviously I need to look for it! I just started THE PEACH KEEPER by Sarah Addison Allen; once I’m finished that, I’ll hunt for Schulz’s book. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES sounds fascinating too. So many books…so little time.

  2. Bonnie Edwards
    Bonnie Edwards at | | Reply

    Laura, what a lovely week you had. And I think you got the only summery weather so far this season.

    Love the reviews of the books you’ve read. I’m with EC on the Higgins and Gibson Books. Must go dig through my TBR pile to see if they’re there.

    thanks for the recommendations,

    1. Laura Tobias
      Laura Tobias at | | Reply

      Actually, not summery at all. The sun poked through once or twice – and we did manage two campfires (one got rained out) but it was decidedly fall like with clouds, cool temps, and rain. Still, we managed to beachcomb, cycle and read, read, read!

  3. Gail Whitiker
    Gail Whitiker at | | Reply

    Ah, reading your blog reminds me of why it’s so great to get away to the hinterland, Laura. TECHNOLOGY DOESN’T COME!

    LOL on the chips and Chablis–it *is* a vacation after all, and you’re allowed a few guilty pleasures. And I really like the sound of that Rachel Gibson book!


  4. Laura Tobias
    Laura Tobias at | | Reply

    I loved the techno break but the two teenagers we had with us weren’t as impressed. At least not for the first few days as they went through withdrawl. Then they settled in and found lots to amuse themselves, including looking over the pile of books I brought and offering hilarious critiques!

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