Lara Avery

Lara Avery is the author of three Young Adult novels for Alloy Entertainment, and her articles and essays appear in Good Housekeeping, the San Francisco ChronicleGay MagARTNews, and Women In Clothes. She received the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for The Memory Book, 2020 AWP Intro Journals Honorable Mention, and has been awarded spots at the Loghaven Residency (2021) as well as the residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2022). Lara graduated with a BA in Media and Cultural Studies (Film Focus) from Macalester College in 2010, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi in 2020. She, her husband, and their dog and cat live in Topeka, Kansas. Her debut novel for adults, THE YEAR OF SECOND CHANCES (William Morrow, 2023), hit shelves on August 22, 2023. Available now wherever books are sold!