Fun Friday with Laura Elliott


This Fun Friday, The Society of YA Storyteller authors are interviewing fellow authors and I'm so excited to be chatting to one of my favourite - the super awesome Laura Elliott - she's one of the most amazing YA authors! Her books are truly brilliant :)

Can you tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is an adult romantic thriller/paranormal romance called THE STORYTELLERS. It’s Raider’s of The Lost Arc meets Thelma and Louise. Four female writers’ stories all come true for each other. But some stories have a life of their own. The women’s lives and loves will depend on surviving each other’s stories, defeating a Mayan demon and solving a centuries-old mystery.

What inspired you to write it?
The idea that what an author writes could actually come true has always captured my imagination. And how crazy would it be to write a story that came true for yourself or a friend? Over the years, I’ve enjoyed close relationships with groups of writers. So I mashed up these ideas and decided to write about four female storytellers whose stories all come true for each other.

Do dreams ever inspire your writing? 

What did you last dream about? 
*blushes* um...I can’t say, but it was wonderful and I’m sure it will be in a future book.

If your latest book was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
Click here for the link to the dream cast for THE STORYTELLERS. The four main characters include Emma Stone, Zoe Zaldana, Scarlett Johansson, and Mila Kunis.

Who, or what, inspires you?
The Truth. Joy. Sunsets. Friends. Laughter. Finding magic in the every day. My family.

Where is your favourite place to write?
My new apartment. I have views of Eucalyptus trees and the Malibu mountains and the sunset. It’s very peaceful here. I also love to write at the beach.

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?
Dr. Zhivago

Who designs your covers?
Me, along with a lot of input from fellow writers/designers. I love the collaboration I have with so many talented people. And I love graphic design. It makes me happy to try and capture a story with a single image. I love the challenge.

What were the last two books you read?
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Transmedia Storytelling

Name one author who you think deserves to be better known.
There are so many. But here are three storytellers that I find absolutely captivating and I think are pretty well known already that I wish would hit the ball out of the park and make the NYT Bestsellers List: Suzy Turner, Fisher Amelie and Michelle Muto.
Aww thanks Laura *blushes :)

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? And did you follow the dream?
I wanted to be an actress. No, I didn’t follow that dream.

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
In the 80s, I won tickets to a Phil Collins concert by singing “Against All Odds” on KLOS in Los Angeles.
For more information about Laura, visit


  1. What a great interview! And, what a cool concept for a book - it sounds like a good read! :)


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