Laurel Landis

Location Milwaukee WI
Occupation Event Planner
Website http://

About Me

I was born in a village in Northern Wisconsin, moved to Colorado, then New York City, and eventually came back to Wisconsin with a new appreciation for the land and solitude.
"The Tombwatcher's Tale" (runner up for the Mary Shelley Imaginative Fiction Award) and "Glitterville" appear in Rosebud Magazine, Issue #47.
Flash Fiction in "Thunderclap"
Excerpts from several stories and my book appear in "Shut Up & Write," by Judy Bridges
Short Story, "Olagam" to appear in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Spring 2011

Why do you write?

I think creative people are just born this way, with an urge, one that has to be satisfied to give life meaning. Other people's lives fascinate me. Sometimes I think it must be easier to not have this urge, that life would be a lot simpler. I've tried it. No go. No happiness.

Everything give me ideas.
I like the art of short stories. Each one is a puzzle, with its problem to solve. In some it's language, in others, the point of view or the plot's the tricky thing. Creativity feels like a bucket of water to me, it rains a lot, the bucket has to be emptied.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Some Favorite books-
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov
A Box of Matches - Nicholson Baker
The Woman in the Dunes - Kobo Abe
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Nonfiction: the Island of Lost Maps - Miles Harvey

Some favorite authors:
Russel Banks
Tracy Chevalier
Wally Lamb

Laurel Landis's Wall

C. D. Peck – Dec 13, 2010

Thanks for reading "Text Adventure". Glad you liked it.

Paul Hargreaves – Oct 18, 2010

Hey thanks for cruising through a selection of my stories tonight. No greater compliment than to have someone keep on reading down the list! Enjoyed a few of yours too (but have to get back to work!) Cheers.

Christian Bell – Jul 15, 2010

Laurel, thanks for reading and commenting on “Police Blotter”!

Ryder Collins – Jul 13, 2010

Thank you, Laurel for commenting on "Drive, you sd, for christ's sake"! I'm from Wisco, currently re-located, but I miss it. It gets in your blood or something...

M.H. – Jun 27, 2010

Hi Laurel - Thanks so much for your generous feedback on "I don't have a gun" - I'm so glad you liked it!

Robert Vaughan – Jun 22, 2010

Dude, add me as a contact. I mean, what the hay!!! LOL

Phoebe Wilcox – Jun 21, 2010

Thanks for the nice comment, Laurel. If you have time read the first chpt of my novel too--it's actually coming out really soon!

Jane Hammons – Jun 20, 2010

Thanks for reading my stories, Laurel. And welcome!

Laurel Landis – Jun 20, 2010

To Darryl, I love sci-fi! i think that it's a genre full of garbage but when it's good it's often my favorite.

Darryl Price – Jun 14, 2010

Nice to see Orson Scott Card get some credit.

Robert Vaughan – Jun 14, 2010

Welcome Laurel! Can't wait to read your stories on here. Plunge in, the water's warm.

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