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Episode 18 – Interview with Debut Middle Grade Author Laura Segal Stegman

Have you been working on a book for a long time? My guest today can totally relate to that! Author Laura Segal Stegman officially has her debut novel out this month, but it didn’t come without a lot of work and submissions first.

Learn more about her publishing journey in today’s episode of the Journey to Kidlit podcast!

Interview with Debut Middle Grade Author Laura Segal Stegman

Like many of us as writers, Laura wanted to follow the very traditional path of getting an agent then a publisher. But after 100 queries to agents with no luck, she started looking into independent publishers who were open to unagented authors. And she’d never look back.

Now, Laura Segal Stegman’s debut book, Summer of L.U.C.K, is set to release this month and she has 2 more books under publication. It’s safe to say she’s had her own summer of luck. 😉 Listen to Laura’s journey at the link above.

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About Laura Segal Stegman:

Laura Segal Stegman is a Los Angeles-based arts publicist and author whose middle grade debut novel, Summer of L.U.C.K., will be published in September 2020 by INtense Publications, followed by a sequel in 2021.

Laura’s non-fiction credits include collaboration on the travel book Only in New York, and her feature stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Westways Magazine and Christian Science Monitor, among others. A long-time publicity consultant, she owns Laura Segal Stegman Public Relations, LLC, which has represented a wide-ranging client list of businesses, arts organizations and non-profit events over the years. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama. Laura and her husband live in Los Angeles and part-time in New York City. She loves reading, L.A. Dodgers baseball, classical music and theater.

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