LJK Oliva



I just write about them.

L.J.K. Oliva – Laura, in real life – has loved stories since before she could hold a pen. As a child, she spent hours in her room acting out tales of adventure, drama, and true love with her long-suffering Barbie dolls (several of whom were later nominated for Oscars).

Writing remained an obsession throughout her childhood and young adult years, and Laura published her first book after the birth of her son.

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Laura loves a good love story, and has a soft spot for magic. She spent much of her childhood in the creek near her house, looking for faeries. She never found any, but thinks that’s because they were better at hiding than she was at searching for them. She’s still waiting for one to slip up.

 Occasionally, Laura steps back from the writing desk to pursue other interests. Chief among them are hiking, gardening, cooking, swimming, knife-fighting, and pugilism (old-timey boxing). She is fascinated by history (especially military history), earth and environmental science, geology, and astronomy. She enjoys studying these things independently in her spare time.

Laura currently lives in California’s Silicon Valley, where the constant buzz keeps her on her toes. San Francisco is never more than a car ride away, and Laura visits as often as she can.

Each time, she discovers a little more magic.

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