I'm a Canadian currently living in a small village outside my hometown and working for a tour company. I write in my free time, what little of it that isn't taken up with traveling and hanging out with my friends. I appreciate all comments but I am especially grateful for any criticism. I am somewhat oblivious and often need to be hit over the head with something before I notice it. 
I'm also, despite the fact that I hate poetry, a published poet. 
Okay because I keep getting requests for it I'm going to warn you about my critiques. When I critique I am incredibly mean and nit-picky. The worse the story is, the nastier I get. I am also brutally honest about it. Emphasis on the brutal part. Please bear this in mind when asking me to look at your work. I'll do it, but there's a high likelihood that I will tear your story apart. Also possibly your pride and your soul. You have been warned, so please, don't yell at me later if I critique your work or say I didn't tell you how bad I'd be. I have. 
Since I hate the constant posting of everything I do to it, if you want my tumblr account just go to laurendmsmith.tumblr.com . It's half blog-half writing website but there's a place for questions in case any of you have ones you want to ask. You can also ask anonymously if you like.
Thanks for reading!
Reading order for the Cinderella series: Cinderella vs. Prince Charming, Cinderella vs. the Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella vs. Happily Ever After. The Step Sister vs. Cinderella is kind of number four.
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Fighting for the Strange

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Description: Fiona feels like she's finally settled into St. Lawrence Academy. The sight of her classmates changing into centaurs, harpies, and merrows doesn't faze her anymore, and she's been careful to use the words Phasms or people. She hasn't forgotten that...

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Academy for the Strange

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The Apprentice's Apprentice

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Cora’s last year of high school is shaping up to look like all her others until Warren appears. Everyone...

Reader Believes

Reader Believes

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Rika has finally gotten home and is all set to put the events of the past months behind her. That is unt...

Sorry for the brief absence. I've been busy with my new job. I'm hoping once I get settled I'll be able to update more, but with a 45 minute commute each way, I may be reduced to mostly writing on weekends. But we'll have to see.  Anyway, enjoy the new chapter of Fighting for the Strange ^_^