Laurie Boris

Biography

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer. She is the award-winning author of four novels: The Joke's on Me, Drawing Breath, Don't Tell Anyone, and Sliding Past Vertical. When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists as a contributing writer and editor for IndiesUnlimited.com. She lives in New York's lovely Hudson Valley.

Smashwords Interview

Why would anyone want to be a novelist? I mean, willingly?
I love it too much to stop. I love stepping into a character's world and becoming fully immersed in that universe. It's better than any job I've ever had.
What comes first, the plot or the characters?
For me, it's always been about the characters. One drops into my head and has a story to tell. Sometimes I have to do a little digging, because as we all know, there are many sides to a story.
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Books

The Picture of Cool
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Series: Trager Family Secrets, How it all began. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A television producer’s cool façade hides his lonely heart, until he meets a handsome man whose secret could turn their lives upside down. Book One, Trager Family Secrets. (Short novella: 14,000 words)
Sliding Past Vertical
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ten years after a brief college romance, Emerson and Sarah have remained comfortable, long-distance friends. Yet secretly he longs for her and is quick to offer comfort and support when her hasty decisions end in varying degrees of disaster. When her drug-dealing boyfriend lands her in deep trouble, she calls Emerson again. But is this the rescue that pushes their friendship to the breaking point?
Don't Tell Anyone
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Series: Trager Family Secrets, Liza's story. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,690. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Estelle Trager would rather die outright than suffer from the breast cancer that devastated her mother. So when her own tumors are revealed, she asks her daughter-in-law, Liza, to kill her. Horrified, Liza refuses, but keeps the secret, and other things, from her angry husband. Can she convince Estelle to consider other options before cancer, secrets, and Estelle’s suicidal intentions win out?
Drawing Breath
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
(5.00 from 1 review)
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. When he takes on Caitlin as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, mostly women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity. He’s a friend. And her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes a very bad decision.
Outside the Box (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
But is it art? An engaged couple navigates the symbolism of an avant-garde gallery exhibit.

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Smashwords book reviews by Laurie Boris

  • How To Deal With Bad Reviews on June 18, 2013

    Perfectly pitched, this no-nonsense, to-the-point publication is great advice for authors who want to stay professional, sane, and get the most from "bad" reviews.