Laura du Pre


I write historical fiction set during Renaissance France.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing professionally back in 2005. Technically, my "first" writing was a Stand By Me fanfiction in the 7th grade.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Two reasons:

1. I'm a control freak and I don't want to handle over any aspect of my book to another person.
2. It allowed me to realize my dream of being published. How many times can you get INFP on the Meyers-Briggs without wanting to dash off a few pages?
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Where to find Laura du Pre online


Why I wrote the Three Graces Trilogy
The Cleves sisters are hardly the most well-known members of the French court, but together they witnessed the events that unfolded during the second half of the Sixteenth century. I originally wanted to write Marie's story as a promotional material for my novel about Charlotte de Sauve, but the project grew much larger.


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