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Laura J. Burns

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Laura J. Burns

dfLaura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for teens and kids, and hopes to write at least thirty more. She lives in California with her husband and kids.Laura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for teens and kids, and hopes to write at least thirty more. She lives in California with her husband and kids. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Laura-J-Burns/19378898#sthash.bXNYNhzB.dpuf

Laura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for teens and kids, and hopes to write at least thirty more. She lives in California with her husband and kids. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Laura-J-Burns/19378898#sthash.bXNYNhzB.dpuf

Laura J. Burns has written more than thirty books for teens and kids, and hopes to write at least thirty more. She lives in California with her husband and kids. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Laura-J-Burns/19378898#sthash.bXNYNhzB.dpuf

Laura J. Burns grew up on Long Island, NY, but is also fluent in the various dialects of Manhattan, Los Angeles, The Valley and Orange County. She's written books and television episodes for kids, tweens, teens and the occasional adult. She and her husband have three beautiful children and two silly dogs, and they live in New York.

Laura J. Burns

Books by Laura J. Burns

by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Memphis "M" Engel is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures and a heck of an opponent in a fight. Ashwin “Ash” Sood is a little too posh for M's tastes, a little too good looking and has way too many secrets. He desperately wants the ancient map M inherited from her archeologist father, believing it will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. Equally desperate to find the relic for reasons of her own, M forms an uneasy partnership with Ash. From the catacombs of Paris, to a sacred forest in Norway, to the ruins of a submerged temple in Egypt, together they crisscross the globe in their search. But through it all, M can never be sure: Is she traveling with a friend or enemy?

by Laura J. Burns - Fantasy, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 9+

When Princess Ozma summons Zerie Greenapple and her friends Vashti and Tabitha, they have no idea what awaits. Tasked with infiltrating Glinda the Good's palace, Zerie travels by water, Vashti by land, and Tabitha by air. Zerie transforms into a mermaid and enters the underwater realm of Aquaria, where she is met with impossible obstacles. Not only is Zerie's concept of time put to the test, but soon her memory, values, and sense of self are also strained. Unsure whom she can trust in Oz, will Zerie's magic ultimately be used for good . . . or evil?

by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz - Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country --- Sanctuary Bay Academy --- it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly realizes finding herself noticed by class charmer, Nate, as well as her roommate's dangerously attentive boyfriend, Ethan, are the least of her worries. When her roommate suddenly goes missing, she finds herself in a race against time, not only to find her, but to save herself and discover the dark truth behind Sanctuary Bay's glossy reputation.
by Laura J. Burns - Fantasy, Young Adult 10+

Even though sorcery is forbidden in Oz, Zerie Greenapple is determined to use her magic. When the Flying Monkeys find Zerie and her friends using magic, one of their gang is captured. Three friends go on the run through the wild landscapes of Oz to try and find Glinda the Good, who they hope will save them from the evil Princess Ozma. But will magic be enough to lead these three friends to safety?