Laury A. Egan

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

I am the author of a literary novel, Once, Upon an Island; The Swimmer; two YA novels, The Outcast Oracle, which was awarded a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013 citation, and Turnabout; a collection, Fog and Other Stories; three psychological suspense novels, Jenny Kid, Doublecrossed, and A Bittersweet Tale; a comedy, Fabulous! An Opera Buffa;  a mystery/romance, The Ungodly Hour;" and a literary suspense, Wave in D Minor. Four poetry books were published in limited edition: Snow, Shadows, a Stranger; Beneath the Lion's Paw; The Sea & Beyond; and Presence & Absence. Member of Authors Guild.

Publications & Prizes


A Pocketful of Moondust (Rebel Books, 2010)
Don't Tread on Me (Lame Goat Press, 2010)
Paradigm, volume one (Paradigm Press, 2007)
Doublecrossed (Desert Palm Press, 2022)
Once, Upon an Island (Heliotrope Books, 2022)
Wave in D Minor (Literary Wanderlust, 2022)
The Swimmer (Heliotrope Books, 2021)
Turnabout (NineStar Press, 2021)
The Ungodly Hour (Interlude Press, 2020)
A Bittersweet Tale (Sunbury Press, 2019)
Fabulous! An Opera Buffa (Tiny Fox Press, 2018)
Fog and Other Stories (Humanist Press, 2013)
The Outcast Oracle (Humanist Press, 2013)
Fog and Other Stories ( Publishing, 2012)
Jenny Kidd (Vagabondage Press, 2012)
Journals: ,
In the Mist
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Short Story America
The Battered Suitcase
The Blue Moon Literary & Art Review


No Fresh Cut Flowers (Sephyrus Press, 2010)
Presence & Absence (Foothills Publishing, 2018)
The Sea & Beyond (Foothills Publishing, 2013)
Beneath the Lion's Paw (Foothills Publishing, 2011)
Snow, Shadows, a Stranger (Foothills Publishing, 2009)
Atlanta Review
Caper Literary Journal
Centrifugal Eye
Icarus Review
Main Channel Voices
Sea Stories
Willows Wept Review
Prizes won: 

Finalist, Glass Woman Prize and Glass Woman Ghost Story Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Promise by Damon Galgut

More Information

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Identifies as: 
English American
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Born in: 
Long Branch
Raised in: 
Atlantic Highlands/Rumson, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Sep 15, 2022