(:redirect quiet=1 LauraEngelhardt:)
An avid sf/fantasy reader, I write the kind of book I like to read: fantasy with intricate worlds and complex characters facing moral dilemmas. I started writing plays in college, then moved to Germany, where I continued to write while teaching ESL to executives. After moving back to the U.S., I supported my playwriting by teaching ballroom dance and working in a bookstore. Eventually, I decided that living in my parents' attic wasn't for me and went to law school. I spent the next seventeen years as a lawyer and compliance officer in New York City, until I quit Wall Street in 2017. Now, when I'm not writing, I help people resolve disputes as a mediator and arbitrator.