Laurie Joins RAINN’s National Leadership Council!

Laurie’s been working with RAINN for years, and she’s delighted to announce that she is now a member of their National Leadership Council!

Members of the NLC will work with RAINN leadership to identify an agenda of programs, policies, and initiatives that help survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and bring perpetrators to justice. Members include:

Tori Amos – singer/songwriter and survivor
Laurie Halse Anderson – survivor and author of Speak
Marika Anthony-Shaw – founder and CEO, PLUS1
Ashna Chopra – supporter
Peter Church – chief talent officer, UnitedHealthcare
Torrey DeVitto – actor, activist, and philanthropist
Michael and Catherine Devlin – supporters
Cameron Esposito – comedian, survivor, and activist
Allen Hicks – partner, Hogan Lovells
Kelly Johnson – philanthropist
Ashley Judd – actor and humanitarian
Kesha – singer, activist, and survivor
John Marciano – supporter
Marci M. Matthews – survivor, advocate, and philanthropist
Paul McComas – author of Unplugged
Katherine Miller – RAINN board member
Christina Ricci – actor
Alice Sebold – author of Lucky
JP Sheehan – supporter and volunteer
Jennifer Sincero – author of You are a Badass
Mira Sorvino – actor, activist, and survivor
Breanna Stewart – professional basketball player, Seattle Storm

Keep an eye on RAINN in the coming months as they continue their amazing work supporting survivors and ending sexual violence.

FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology is Live!

FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology offers a unique new online venue for young adult short stories, with a commitment to showcasing underrepresented voices, boosting emerging writers, and highlighting the beauty and power of YA fiction — and Laurie will be selecting one of the new voices in a forthcoming issue!

You can read the current stories right here, and support their Indiegogo campaign if you like what you read.

Read Laurie on Grand Central Reads!

Calling all NYC residents and visitors: Penguin Random House is making free books available on the Grand Central wi-fi in NYC, and two of Laurie’s books (along with lots of other amazing titles) are included! You can check out the YA/Children’s list, and more details, right here. Enjoy!