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Laurel A. Rockefeller was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where she received her bachelor of arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in writing, psychology, and medieval and Asian history, the only triple major to attain Phi Beta Kappa in her graduating class of over 5000 students.
Initially published as a poet, Laurel’s first national publication came in 1991 when the American Tolkien Society published her sonnet, “Why Bilbo?” in the winter 1991 edition honoring the 100th birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien. In June and July 2008, she contributed to “Bird Talk” magazine before joining Yahoo Voices in July 2009 where she regularly writes non-fiction articles on a broad range of topics.
In August, 2012 Laurel launched the Peers of Beinan medieval science fiction series with book one, “The Great Succession Crisis,” book one of the Anlei’s Legacy trilogy.
Laurel currently lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where she is working on book three, “Princess Anyu Returns.”