Lara Lee


Lara Lee is the author of young adult fantasy fiction novels. Sometimes, she is also a graphic designer, wife, mother, and Sunday school teacher. After growing up in Florida with her head stuck in various books, she ran away to Oral Roberts University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design and a husband. Then, she worked professionally with the children's curriculum publisher, Mentoring Minds in Texas before following her husband on a crazy adventure in Scotland for four years where her son was born. She has lived in three states and four countries and has visited even more destinations with an insatiable curiosity that shows up in her writing. Currently, she lives in Texas with her husband and son who both regularly participate in her misadventures and random schemes.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I struggled with reading as a child. I discovered once I was in college that I had undiagnosed dyslexia, but somehow I was able to fight through it. In third grade, I found Janette Oke's Candian West Series at our school library. Up to that point, I struggled to read basic children's books, but when I picked up the first book and fell in love with the cover, something snapped in my brain. I gobbled up the whole book in a few days. Then I checked out the rest of the books and read through them as well. I learned later than I somehow discovered how to read in chunks of text rather than word-by-word. Some people with dyslexia overcome it this way, and it is the same technique speed readers use. Whatever happened, I still remember how inspired I was, and I haven't stopped reading since.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading! I read, then write, then read some more. I do have a family who drags me into reality periodically for the sake of my mental health. I used to have more hobbies, but they have been getting pretty dusty the last few years.
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The Shadow of the Gryphon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,590. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An unusual Brownie adventurer named Arthur, and the twin princes, Timothy and Nathaniel, join forces to travel to the underside of their coin-shaped world to break the curse that has turned Nathaniel’s fiancee into stone.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,400. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A human named Autumn falls through a portal into a magical realm. She teams up with a Huldra rogue named Sage to save both the human world and the faerie world of Gryphendale from the wizard dictator, Maldamien, who wants to become a god.

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dragon    faerie    fairy    gryphon    mermaid    mermaids    sprites