Laura Lewis (formerly Laura Griffith) is a native of the Chicagoland area and has lived there her whole life.  She developed a love for all types of writing at an early age and wrote for local newspapers and newsletters before turning her aspirations to fiction.  She has written a few screenplays and stage plays, and finished her first novel, Remember, in 2009. She was thrilled to see it published by Otherworld Publications in July of 2010.  She enjoyed the experience and support that the staff of Otherworld Publications gave her, and she was sad when she was notified that they would be closing their doors at the end of 2012. However, as with any journey, the end of one story began the beginning of another. The years following that have seen a great many personal and professional changes that have been challenging and have effectively changed the course of her life. Now - 7 years after the original publication of Remember - she is writing under the new name, Laura Lewis and has signed on with Hydra Publications. Their mystery/thriller branch, Engima House Press, is re-releasing a modified version of the original book – with more projects on the horizon. While being a mother and working full-time, keeping up with writing has been tough. However, her next book and ideas for future books are always waiting for the moment that they can come to life.

Laura is a huge supporter of fine arts – music, theater, and writing have played a part in her life since elementary school.  Being a member of the band and theater in school helped develop her love of stories and performance.  She was excited to bring the two together when her first children’s play, How Once Upon A Time Began, was performed by the a local children’s theatre group and even more excited to see its sequel, The Charming Quest, put on by the same group the following year. She also joined forces with Joliet’s Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and created an original family-friendly Halloween show, Transylvania General, in October of 2010. The show was such a hit that it was put on annually for four years. She also wrote a customized version of Alice in Wonderland for the same group that was put on at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in 2011. She is always happy to work on customized scripts for community groups and frequently can be seen supporting community theaters around her area.

Her inspiration can be found in the writings of her favorite authors who span a number of genres – James Rollins, Matthew Reilly, Danielle Steel, and Lisa Gardner top her list of writers to model.  Of course, her biggest inspiration and support come from her friends and family – without whom her sanity would be lost.