A native of Topeka, Kansas, Lara Avery is a writer and teacher.

She has written branching narrative games for FoxNext, award-winning Young Adult novels for Alloy Entertainment, and her articles and essays appear in San Francisco Chronicle, Gay MagPollen, ARTNews, and Women In Clothes. Most recently, Lara received a 2020 AWP Intro Journals  Honorable Mention for her novel excerpt “The Fu***ed Upness,” and in 2021, was awarded a spot at the Loghaven Residency in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Lara graduated with a BA in Media and Cultural Studies (Film Focus) from Macalester College in 2010, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Mississippi in 2020.

You can find her making playlists and shooting hoops in Lawrence, KS.

Contact: lara.b.avery (at) gmail (dot) com