Laurie Boris

Biography

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, and former graphic designer. She has been writing fiction for almost thirty years and is the award-winning author of seven novels. When not hanging out with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, and reading. 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

Catering Girl: A Frankie Goldberg Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,960. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Frankie Goldberg, struggling stand-up comic and caterer to the stars, serves up advice to a young diva and walks away with what might be the role of a lifetime.
Playing Charlie Cool
Series: Trager Family Secrets. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,020. Language: American English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Television producer Charlie Trager has waited so long to find true love. Now he has to keep his cool while Mr. Right navigates a messy divorce and the political spotlight. The ever-resourceful Charlie has a plan that could keep them together...or destroy everything.
In the Name of Love: Thirty Short and Shorter Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,680. Language: American English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A lonely neighbor tries to melt a widow’s reluctant heart. Bullying brothers threaten to spoil a young girl’s Halloween. Left at the altar once, a woman takes a gamble on a second chance. These are just a few in a collection of thirty short and shorter stories about growing up, growing older, moving out, moving on, revenge, redemption, and love in all its shades of bittersweet pain and joy.
The Picture of Cool
Series: Trager Family Secrets, How it all began. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Series: Trager Family Secrets, Liza's story. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,920. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When a family accidentally learns that their matriarch has a fatal illness, their complicated weave of secrets and lies begins to unravel. Can they hold their own lives together long enough to help Mom with hers?
Drawing Breath
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,750. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(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.

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