Lara Avery is the author of three Young Adult novels for Alloy Entertainment, multiple episodes of branching narrative games for the former FoxNext, and her articles and essays appear in San Francisco Chronicle, Gay Mag, Pollen, ARTNews, and Women In Clothes. She received the 2017 Minnesota Book Award for The Memory Book, 2020 AWP Intro Journals Honorable Mention, and has been awarded spots at the Loghaven Residency (2021) as well as the residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2022).

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. She lives in Topeka, KS with her fiancé.

Her first novel for general audiences, THE YEAR OF SECOND CHANCES (William Morrow, 2023), will be on shelves in August. Pre-order it now from your local bookstore.