A native of central Jersey and now living in central Pennsylvania, Laura Battyanyi Wiess grew up on rural acreage located on the outskirts of a peaceful little borough named Milltown, and next to the crazed, congested New Jersey Turnpike. These warring influences left their mark, as Laura walks fast and talks faster, but can also sit completely still for long periods of time, reading, writing and watching wildlife.
She enjoys both the natural beauty of the woods and the sudden, rude blast of a trucker's jake brake. She claims she inherited her patience, imagination and love of books from her mother, and her impatience, determination and passion for land from her father. Her stubbornness, however, she blames on the combined mega-whammy of genetics, birth order and astrological sign, as that pretty much lets her off the hook for the whole deal.
Books:Me Since You, September 2013
Ordinary Beauty, June 2011
How It Ends, August 2009
Such A Pretty Girl, January 2007