Open Mic Blog
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Tune in to Studio 3 on WSAZ-TV to watch Bookmark Monday. Susan Nicholas and I talk about authors and popular books at libraries and bookstores each month.
I'm a little behind, but here is the most recent broadcast that highlights a new and exciting independent boo...Read Full Post »
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I can't think of a greater honor.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
After two years of Covid gloom and doom and cancellations, it was sheer JOY to celebrate ☘️ St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ yesterday with this Facebook Live Event, sponsored by the Garrett County Arts Council. Special thanks to Kathy, Rachel, and Sam for all their support of the arts! If you missed the live presentation, you can watch the recorded event now �...Read Full Post »
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My column about my safe book launch is featured on Publishers Weekly this week! https://bit.ly/3pmhyX0
|Posted on November 27, 2020 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Brave Sir Grace battles the big blizzard! This cool illustration by Kjersten L. Niskanen is one of my very favorites from our picture book. I'm just a little prejudice, but if you need a special stocking stuffer this Christmas, Sir Grace and the Big Blizzard w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 9, 2020 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
I actually put on make-up, ironed my clothes, fixed my hair (sort of), and wore a surgical mask up until my five minute TV interview on Studio 3. Quite a switch from my go-to-the-grocery-store wrinkled shorts and T-shirts, sandals, pony tail, grape chapstick, sunglasses, and folded bandana with a coffee filter inside. Still, seeing my weary self on TV ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 30, 2020 at 8:20 PM||comments (2)|
Carl Hamlin from the West Huntington Branch Library in Huntington, West Virginia, asked if he could use a couple of my poems for an upcoming project. I agreed, and here are the creative results! Click on the link below and take a look!
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|Posted on August 20, 2020 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Social distance book launch Saturday
Lee Ward | The Daily Independent Aug 12, 2020 Updated Aug 12, 2020
HUNTINGTON Author Laura Bentley’s ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 17, 2020 at 1:45 PM||comments (2)|
Happy, happy, joy, joy! Today’s the day!!! My first picture book, illustrated by the amazing Kjersten L. Niskanen, is now available for purchase! Here’s what award-winning picture book author and poet Anna Smucker had to say about Sir Grace and ...Read Full Post »
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The cover reveal for my first picture book is tomorrow July 7, 2020.
It's called SIR GRACE AND THE BIG BLIZZARD, and it was illustrated by the amazing Kjersten Niskanen! Stay tuned!!!
|Posted on March 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
To read or not to read, that is the question. After a lot of soul searching, I've decided to cancel my St. Patrick's Day reading at Taylor Books this Tuesday because of the coronavirus. Only a pandemic could keep me away!!! In t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 30, 2019 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
Flashback to 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The Silver Tattoo: an Interview with Laura Treacy Bentley by Zoe Ferraris
Between 2000 and 2004, I belonged to a writer's group, the Rogues, that had a dramatically positive influence on my writing. So it delights me to announce that this year, three of the writers from this group have books coming out. I am so proud of my fellow writers, knowing the work that has gone i...Read Full Post »
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I was thrilled to be the Garrett County Arts Council's "Artist of the Month" in the March edition of The Lakefront Magazine!Read Full Post »
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On September 16, 2017, I'll be signing with Nora Roberts at her Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland.Read Full Post »
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Enter to win a free signed copy from Goodreads of Looking For Ireland: An Irish-Appalachian Pilgrimage by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/2tPMu51