L.A. Chandlar is the award winning author of the ART DECO MYSTERY SERIES nominated for the Agatha, Lefty, Macavity, Silver Falchion and Anthony Awards, winner of Suspense Magazine’s highest award: The Crimson Scribe, book of the year; as well as the GANYC Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature.
Laurie’s degrees are in English and PR from The University of Michigan and she has been living and writing in New York City for over 20 years. Laurie has been speaking for a wide variety of audiences for over 25 years including a women’s group with the United Nations. Her talks range from NYC history, the world of Art Deco, the psychology of creativity, and the history of holiday traditions. Laurie has also worked in PR for General Motors, writes and fund-raises for a global nonprofit, is the mother of two boys, is a fierce advocate for women’s rights, and has toured the nation managing a rock band. She loves coffee and wine; hates thwarted love and raisins.