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 http://lboylecrompton.com tweet her at http://twitter.com/lbcrompton or be her friend at http://www.facebook.com/laurie.b.crompton She likes friends.
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