Kempner, Texas, and studied fine art at Central Texas Community College and Texas Tech University, as well as animation at Austin Community College. She has developed characters for the video game Shard and is a member of Austin SCBWI.
Laura had some terrific dinosaur pieces on display at the Austin SCBWI's annual conference last month. Above, she poses with some of the creations. Another appears below. You can check out more of them at her gallery here.
How to be a Children's Book Illustrator (Mark Mitchell's blog) has an interview with Laura here and Laura's main deviantArt page and blog are here.