Laurie Graves is a blogger (www.hinterlands.me) with an international following. As a result, Maya and the Book of Everything has sold in Ireland and Canada as well as in the United States, from Maine to Ohio to California. The book has received excellent reviews in Amazon and on Goodreads. She maintains an author website (www.lauriegraves.me), and has a strong presence on Facebook. Laurie Graves is available for author talks, book signings, and has a formal presentation, Threads of Realism in Fantasy: Maya, Maine, and the Franco-American Connection. With her books and her presentation, she travels statewide.
She likes to say she was born in County Tolkien, but really she was born in Kennebec County—in Waterville, Maine—and is a fifth-generation Mainer and a Franco-American. With her husband Clif Graves, Laurie Graves published the magazine Wolf Moon Journal for seven years, where she wrote essays and edited pieces that went in the journal. Her essay, “On Being Franco-American” has been read on the radio and is used in a French study class at the University of Maine at Orono. Laurie Graves has been published in the anthology Heliotrope: French Heritage Women Create and in magazines and journals.