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"Author in the Spotlight"

Posted on March 4, 2016 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)




I was recently featured on "Author in the Spotlight" at the lovely Portobello Book Blog out of Edinburgh, Scotland: /http://portobellobookblog.com/2016/02/15/laura-treacy-bentley-author-in-the-spotlight/


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Off-the-shelf book reviews

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (1)




I was invited to be a guest blogger on Vicki Goldman Gilbert's terrific blog Off-the-shelf book reviews in the UK! My post is titled "Drive, Imagine, Write." It's for all of you writers, like me, who have written or are writing a book and have traveled that long road to publication. 

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Brian Selznick!

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I read everything from literary, mysteries, fantasy, thrillers, poetry, non-fiction and more, but my secret pleasures are often children's books like Brian Selznick's Hugot Cabret, Wonderstruck, and The Marvels published by Scholastic Press. They are literally works of art! I am the proud owner of four of his books, and now I have his autograph. Be still my he...

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Night Terrors

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Night Terrors: A Short Story Prequel to The Silver Tattoo


I'm thrilled to announce that Night Terrors is now available for pre-order on Amazon at 99 cents and will be released on April 16, 2015...

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Writer's Block Interview

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (2)




I was interviewed by Eric Douglas on his radio show Writer's Block. I talk about The Silver Tattoo and my forthcoming short story prequel "Night Terrors." Take a listen!

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StoryWeb

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (24)

Book Lovers!!

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (3)


Prepare to be amazed! Seriously!! Explore this innovative and exciting Virtual Reality labyrinth of books for book lovers. Turn your speakers on, take a look around, and while you're there, enter the door with my name on it: 

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Amazon UK Kindle Deal

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1)





THE SILVER TATTOO is having its first Kindle Countdown Deal ONLY on Amazon UK from now until next Friday (Dec. 5-12) and is currently priced at 99p.



If you or your friends shop on Amazon UK, please help me spread the word...

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Ireland: Words & Music

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (3)



Join us for an Irish-themed evening: Ireland: Words & Music, sponsored by the Ohio River Festival of the Book. I'll be reading from The Silver Tattoo on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 6:30-8:00pm at the West Huntington Library in Huntington, WV. I'll be joined by award-winning banjo player, Tim Bing

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New photos!

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (1)

I've added and will continue to add many new photos to my Photo Gallery from my recent journey through Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

 

Come take a look!

http://www.lauratreacybentley.com/apps/photos/

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THE WINDING STAIR Dublin, Ireland

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I will be reading from The Silver Tattoo at The Winding Stair Bookshop in Dublin, Ireland, on Sunday July 6, 2014...

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Word & Song Cafe 2014

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (1)

WORD & SONG CAFE 2014

 

 

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT: Kirk Judd

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (17)

 

Poetry is Meant to be Heard...

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SPOTLIGHT:Christina St. Clair

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (14)

     Christina St. Clair  
                                     &...
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SPOTLIGHT:Belinda Anderson

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (23)

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SPOTLIGHT: Jane Congdon

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (23)

                                      Jane Congdon and Joseph Barnett
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SPOTLIGHT: Cat Pleska

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (40)

Cat Pleska

The Never-Ending Story...

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SPOTLIGHT: Eliot Parker

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (15)

Eliot Parker

 One Writer's MFA Journey.

 

I’ve always wanted to be a writer; however, I did not begin writing creatively until I was in college when I needed a break from the rigors ...

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SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Stapleton

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (13)

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Stapleton

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SPOTLIGHT: Rita Sims Quillen

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (11)

          Rita Sims Quillen (photo by Ashley Briggs)   
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