Laura M. Hughes was born and raised beneath the grey, pigeon-filled skies of northern England. Shortly after turning twelve she experienced a life-changing event: the cinematic release of The Fellowship of the Ring, which smashed through the French windows of her imagination like a fantastical half-brick and let in all sorts of new and exciting ideas.
Laura currently works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and has been known to write for publications such as Fantasy-Faction and Tor.com. When she isn’t absorbed in playing Dragon Age or working on her first novel-in-eternal-progress, you’re most likely to find her trying to convince unsuspecting bystanders to read The Malazan Book of the Fallen. She co-founded The Fantasy Hive in 2017; her sanity has been steadily disintegrating ever since.