Laura Lis Scott writes science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and non-fiction. For five years she was Tech Editor for BlogHer.


When she’s not writing her own stuff, Laura edits fiction. Her most recent work is on Katherine M. Lawrence’s Yamabuki novels set in 12th-century Japan.


Aside from writing, Laura designs for books, web, and print. If that interests you, there's much more on that here.


Laura has BA from The University of Chicago and an MFA from Columbia University of New York, and has taken courses at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and HB Studio in New York. She has studied with Brian Moore, Wayne C. Booth, Jascha Kessler, Richard Stern, Frank Daniel, Salem Ludwig, Brad Dourif, Ralph Rosenblum, Bedrich Batka, Vojtěch Jasný, John G. Avildsen, Francis X. Kinahan, Riccardo Levi-Setti, Monte Lloyd, and Andrew Sarris.

She has waited tables, delivered campus mail, driven a truck (more like a van), wordprocessed business and legal documents, produced videos and B-movie trailers, directed television, co-founded a few companies, served on non-profit boards, and raced cars (on actual racetracks because street racing is dumb).