Sisters Born, Sisters Found

A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood

“While some stories in this anthology of prose and poetry will make you shed happy tears with their perfect endings, other stories with Cinderella/stepsister twists will pluck your heartstrings in an off-tune howl. … If you enjoy exploring the theme of sisterhood, you’ll have a wonderful time reading Sisters Born, Sisters Found.”  — Pat Bean, Story Circle Book Reviews indiebookawards   Learn More 

Reversible Skirt

A Memoir

“Expertly written, a poignant and honest story of Laura, a young girl who manages to keep afloat in a world flooded with loss and abuse. Surrounded by lies and deceit, Laura’s underlying strength acts like a lighthouse guiding her through a tumultuous childhood. Interspersed with sweet events that captivate and give us hope. A reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit.” — Anne E. Philipp, Grand Theft Death   Learn More     silver-medal-award2

Ice Cream Vendor's Song

Flash Fiction

“With elements ranging from realist to surrealist, often within the same piece, the selection of flash fiction in The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song will surprise readers and leave them wanting more. … Diverse in subject, form and nature, these condensed stories are worth reading and rereading, so that one might savor the many layers of meaning, mystery, and relatable humanity.” — Yu-Han Chao, We Grow Old   Learn More    icecreamvendorssongaward2

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Laura_Small_HeadshotI am the editor of Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood, which won a gold medal in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Previously, I published a collection of flash fiction, The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song, and my childhood memoir, Reversible Skirt, which received a silver medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards. My writing has appeared in print and online in newspapers, business publications and literary anthologies. My play Are You Ready? was produced by Sixth Street Playhouse and Redwood Writers in 2014 and shortlisted for the Sydney Short+Sweet 2015 festival.

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Marie Millard, a writer of wit and wonder

Marie Millard and I belong to the same writers’ club (Redwood Writers) and live in the same community, so I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her in person over the last few years. In addition to being a fine writer, she has a welcoming smile that... read more

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Lonesome Dog

Here’s another 100-word story. I will welcome your feedback. Lonesome Dog By Laura McHale Holland I pass a lonesome dog on the sidewalk. Well, I think he’s lonesome, but that’s probably me projecting, thinking the critter has feelings he doesn’t have. I like... read more

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Laura will be on KRCB radio Dec. 6

I just received word via email that I’ll be on KRCB radio tomorrow, Dec. 6, 4 p.m. Focus for my part of the program will be the anthology Sisters Born, Sisters Found, which won gold in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The interview was taped earlier... read more