Read. Dream. Repeat


“Reading is dreaming with open eyes.” -Yoyo

What makes a good YA book? One that hooks you, takes you for a ride, and transports you to a world beyond this one, where characters live their lives, fight battles, fall in love, and sometimes fall apart.

Laura Lascarso, author of the award-winning YA book Counting Backwards and the Racing Hearts e-series, has spent the past decade creating imaginary worlds and filling them with complex and interesting characters. And she’d like to share some of what she’s learned with you!

On July 14th, join Laura from 4-6pm at the Leon County Library for a discussion on the craft of writing and what makes a good YA novel. Ask her questions, share your work, and get a sneak preview of her newest e-novella Racing Hearts 2. Cupcakes will be provided.

Reading and dreaming go hand in hand. If you love to read or love to dream, join Laura to learn more about the magical place where authors and readers dream together.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole

BewareCoverI’d like to invite you all to pick up a copy of my newest project Beware the Little White Rabbit launching today with Leap Books. Thirteen YA authors, myself included, conspired to bring you this journey into startling new wonderlands with reverence to Lewis Carroll in this Alice in Wonderland inspired anthology

Each story in this collection will intrigue, bewitch, and enchant. Through rich historicals, castles and keeps, wild wormholes, secret workshops, deadly plagues, and gritty urban explorations, BTLWR presents new tales of Alice and her white rabbit.

BTLWR is now available in print and as an e-book. Please check out this fantastic adventure and if you like it, show some love and leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Racing Hearts: Book 2 cover reveal (+ giveaway)

Racing Hearts 2 Final Today I’d like to share the cover for Racing Hearts: Book 2 (coming June 2015) and in honor of this special occasion, I’m giving away five copies of Racing Hearts: Book 1 to five lucky winners.

All you have to do is enter this Rafflecopter giveaway.

Contest begins today and ends April 11 at midnight. I’ll notify winners via email. Good luck!

PS. If you’ve had a chance to read Racing Hearts 1 and enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Everything Else


I was in a kind of daze before you—still reeling from what happened with my father. I’d been shutting out everything and everyone, like when you’re racing and the outside world is all a blur. But you made me want to stop and take notice. To let my guard down. To feel something.