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Laura Lane McNeal grew up In New Orleans where people laugh a lot,
talk with their hands, love good music, good food, and will make up any
excuse for a party.
After receiving two undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist
University (a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Business
Administration), she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University. She
spent most of her career in advertising, working for firms in New York
and Dallas, before returning to New Orleans where she started her own
marketing consulting firm and became a free-lance writer as well as a
decorative artist. In 2005, when the devastation of Hurricane Katrina
left her with having to rebuild her life, Laura seized the opportunity
to fulfill her lifetime dream of becoming a writer. She hasn't stopped
Laura resides in New Orleans and is married with two sons. DOLLBABY is
her first published novel. She is presently working on a second novel.
Awards and Special Recognition...
Indie First pick for July 2014
Library Reads Top ten pick for July 2014
Okra Pick (number one) for July 2014
Library Journal Best of Summer Debut Novels of 2014
Photography by Carlton Mickle