Meet Your Partner in Crime.
Laura Oles is a photo industry journalist who spent twenty years covering tech and trends before turning to crime fiction. She has been widely published in numerous photography magazines and has served as a columnist for several trade and consumer publications. Laura is a Silver Falchion winner and finalist for the Claymore Award and the Writers’ League of Texas Award. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime and Austin Mystery Writers.
There is No Ideal Time to Write Your Novel
Many writers suffer from this affliction–myself included–surrounding the idea that we could make monumental progress on our short story/novel/non-fiction project if only we could have some long uninterrupted days. My p >> More
Serial’s Strange Embrace: An 18-Year-Old Murder Mystery Captivates Millions
It’s been almost three years, and Serial remains in the top most listened-to podcasts. Each week, millions of people binge listen to Serial, a podcast-turned-obsession produced by This American Life (TAL), which covers t >> More
Comparisons Can Kill (Your Mystery)
While attending a writers’ conference a few years ago, I found myself drawn to a panel titled, “Writing While Working Full Time.” This session appealed to me on a number of levels. A writer’s life is often envision >> More
Book Finalist for Claymore Award
Daughters of Bad Men was named one of the Top Ten Finalists of Killer Nashville Claymore Award. The Killer Nashville Claymore Awards recognize the first fifty pages of an unpublished manuscript. >> More
Short Story Selected for Malice Domestic 13
Laura's story "Island Time" was selected for Malice Domestic 13: Mystery Most Geographical. The anthology will be presented by Nancy Pickard and published by Wildside Press >> More
Heart of Texas Reading & Book Signing
On October 30, Heart of Texas chapter of the Sisters in Crime organization will feature Laura Oles, Alexandra Burt, N.M. Cedeño, V.P. Chandler, Helen Currie Foster, K.P. Gresham, Eugenia Parish, Kathy Waller, George Wier, and Manning Wolfe at Malvern Books. >> More