Laura Catherine Brown’s second novel, Made By Mary is forthcoming with C&R Press in spring 2018. Her first novel, Quickening, published by Random House, was featured in Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers series. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals, including Monkeybicycle, Paragraphiti and Tin House.

In addition to being a writer of fiction, Laura is also a dedicated yoga practitioner and instructor, having studied a variety of styles and traditions of Hatha Yoga for over twenty years. Her working career began with the award of a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 1990. Shortly thereafter she started work as a graphic designer, in a field that still excites her.

Laura sees a common thread among the three pursuits that she’s most passionate about: writing, yoga and graphic design all require practice, dedication and constant, ongoing surrender.

Finally, she expresses her eternal gratitude for the writing residencies that have enabled her to do her best work, among them Byrdcliffe, the Djerassi Program, The Hambidge Center, Millay Colony, Ragdale Foundation, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.