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Laurie Boyle Crompton

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Laurie Boyle Crompton

Laurie caught the writing bug back in high school while reading an essay she'd composed aloud to her class. Her classmates laughed in all the right places. It was like the opposite of that nightmare where everyone laughs while you stand there in your underwear. She was giddy with power.

Laurie graduated first in her class from St. John's University with a major in English and minor in Journalism. Since then she's written for national magazines like Allure as well as numerous trade publications and has appeared on Good Day New York several times as a Toy Expert. Yes. That is a real thing that grown ups sometimes get paid to be.

She lives near NYC, but maintains a secret identity in New Paltz, NY where she and her family can often be found climbing over rocks or tromping through the forest.

Laurie Boyle Crompton

Books by Laurie Boyle Crompton

by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

 

After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, Andie gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those 24 hours again and again. Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating cliques to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings.

by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Coming of Age, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+
Rory has a secret: she's the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. If her policeman dad knew, he'd probably disown her. So when Hayes, a former screw-up on the path to recovery, catches her in the act, Rory's sure she's busted. Instead, he makes her a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won't turn her in. It might be coercion, but at least the boy is hot. As they spend more time together, Rory worries she made the wrong choice. Hayes has a way of making her want things she shouldn't want and feel emotions she's tried to bury.
by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Young Adult 12+

Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock climbing; now it’s about staying home, except for attending physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Dyna's boyfriend saw her accident and supports her newfound desire for safety, but a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab challenges her to think about what she’s really avoiding in her old life and to take chances again—even with her heart.

by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Youth Fiction

Westfield Reality television is heading to high school! Watch the drama unfold as the three biggest nobodies in Westfield High's senior calls get a shot at becoming popular!

Our hidden cameras will catch all the action as they vie for the ultimate label of acceptance and popularity --- Prom Queen!

It's no surprise to Shannon when she is voted least likely to be prom queen at Westfield High. That is until she's selected to co-star in a hidden-camera reality show, "The Prom Queen Wannabes", and undergoes a complete makeover.

Now the social hierarchy of the entire senior class is about to be turned upside down. But when Shannon uncovers proof that the beauty business can be awfully ugly, she must find a way to show her BFF and one true crush that underneath the fabulous makeover, she really hasn't changed.

This prom night is about to shock everyone's corsages off.

by Laurie Boyle Crompton - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

All she wants is for Mark the Soccer Stud to notice her. Not as Josh's weird sister who drives a turd-brown minivan. And not as that nerdy girl who draws comics. What she gets is her very own arch-nemesis. Mark may have humiliated Blaze supervillian-style, but what he doesn't know is how geek girls always get revenge.