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    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2009

      Laura (Parker) Castoro

       Author Laura Castoro (aka Laura Parker)  

      Author:  Laura Castoro
       (aka: Laura Parker)

      LAURA PARKER CASTORO is a best-selling author
      with thirty-eight (38) books published in the U.S..

      Her work has also been published in fourteen (14) foreign
      languages, including among others German, French,
      Russian, Icelandic, Hungarian, Chinese and Japanese.

      Her most recent works include
      LOVE ON
      THE LINE
      (February 2009, Harper Collins
      /Avon Trade) and a re-issue of
      ROSE OF
      (May 2008, Questmark).

      Laura began her career writing historical and
      contemporary romance as LAURA PARKER.

      Her first title was SILKS AND SABERS (May 1980, Dell). 

      Silks and Sabers 

      She went on to write novels in others
      genres: western, saga,
      romantic suspense,
      YA non-fiction,
      African-American, and mainstream. 

      Her publishers have included Warner, Pocketbooks,
      Avon, Simon and Schuster (Jan Messner), Dell (three
      different imprints), Harlequin Intrigue, Silhouette
      Intimate Moments and Silhouette Special Edition,
      Kensington, Berkley, Red Dress Ink, MIRA
      and soon Harper Collins/Avon Trade.  

      Her next release is LOVE ON THE LINE (February 2009,
      Harper Collins/Avon Trade) as LAURA CASTORO.

      It is a sequel to her best-selling
      2002 release,
      CROSSING THE LINE (Berkley, August 2002)
      a work of mainstream
      African-American fiction.  

      Crossing the line

      A hardcover version of
      is available right now through Black

      Expressions Book Club (May 2008.)

      New release

      Other recent novels written by LAURA CASTORO
      humorous looks at the contemporary life,
      loves, and trials of women "of a certain age". 

      include A NEW LU (March
      2005 and ICING
      ON THE CAKE (2007).

      Icing on the Cake book cover A New Lu book cover

      aura also publishes work for magazines and newspapers.

      Her first short story
      "Christmas and Coconut
      appeared in the December 2002
      issue of "Good Housekeeping Magazine."

      Laura is a much sought–after lecturer on topics related to
      the craft of writing and the demands of getting published.

      She also appears as a guest or featured speaker at numerous
      other types of programs and meetings throughout the U.S.

      She teaches creative writing classes, as well as one- and
      two-day commercial fiction and marketing workshops. 

      Check out Calendar for details about appearances, or Publicity
      for information about obtaining Laura's services as a speaker.

      The Denise Marcil Literary Agency,
      of New York City, represents her.


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