Laurie Boyle Crompton is the author of BLAZE (Sourcebooks/2013), THE REAL PROM QUEENS OF WESTFIELD HIGH (Sourcebooks/2014) and ADRENALINE CRUSH (FSG/Macmillan/Sept. 2014). Laurie caught the writing bug back in high school while reading an essay she'd composed aloud to her class. Her classmates laughed in all the right places. It was like the opposite of that nightmare where everyone laughs while you stand there in your underwear. She was giddy with power.

Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John's University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. Since then she's written for national magazines like ALLURE as well as numerous trade publications, survived a teaching stint at an all-boys high school, and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. And yes, she says being a toy expert is just as much fun as it sounds.

She lives near NYC, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest. You can visit her at tweet her at or be her friend at She likes friends.
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Hey gang! Hope school isn't wearing out your brains too much. Try rebooting this weekend by checking out ARK by the amazing Janet Fox!!
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Stories by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Adrenaline Crush by LaurieBoyleCrompton
Adrenaline Crush Teen Fiction
Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock clim...
The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High by LaurieBoyleCrompton
The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High Teen Fiction
5 News Press Release WESTFIELD Reality television is heading to high school! Watch the drama unfold as the three biggest nobodies in Westfield High's senior calls get a shot at becoming popular! Our hidden cameras...
Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) by LaurieBoyleCrompton
Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains) Teen Fiction
Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines. All she wants is for Mark the Soccer Stud to notice her. Not as Josh's weird sister who drives a turd-brown minivan. And not as that nerdy girl who draws comics...
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