About Laura Lis Scott

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I science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and non-fiction. For five years I was Tech Editor for BlogHer.

Editor and book designer

For my day job, I edit fiction and do book design. Some of my recent work is on Katherine M. Lawrence’s Yamabuki novels set in 12th-century Japan. For more about all that, visit my other website:

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I have a BA from The University of Chicago and an MFA from Columbia University of New York. I’ve also taken classes at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and HB Studio in New York. I’ve been fortunate to study with Brian Moore, Wayne C. Booth, Jascha Kessler, Richard Stern, Frank Daniel, Salem Ludwig, Brad Dourif, Ralph Rosenblum, Bedrich Batka, Vojtěch Jasný, John G. Avildsen, Francis X. Kinahan, Riccardo Levi-Setti, Monte Lloyd, and Andrew Sarris.

Other jobs I’ve had include waiting tables, delivering campus mail, driving a truck (more like a van), wordprocessing business and legal documents, producing videos and B-movie trailers, directing television, co-founding a few companies, serving on non-profit boards, and racing cars (on actual racetracks because street racing is dumb).