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I’m LES, an author with Pandamoon Publishing, and my latest novel is BLUE BILLY, the third book in the New Royal Mysteries. The series is set in a fictional college/prison town in Ohio, where the university has partnered with the corrections industry to offer a uniquely resourced Crime Writing Program. 


Born and raised in Northern Ohio, I'm named after the classic noir film and song, Laura, so it makes sense that I like writing stories with dark themes and quirky characters, in the tradition of Tom Robbins, Kelly Link, and Robert Altman. I currently live in Fairfax, Virginia where I teach creative writing at George Mason University. Most weekends, you can find me hiding from the Mothman in my cabin in West Virginia.

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