About Laura

Laura Barcella is a bestselling author of books for adults, kids, and young people. A few of her favorites are Fight Like A Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed The World; Know Your Rights!: A Modern Kid’s Guide to the American Constitution; and Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop.

She’s also a freelance writer, ghostwriter, documentary film researcher, and unrepentant cat lady. Her life’s biggest joys are animals, pop culture, true crime, and candy. She is currently represented by United Talent Agency.

A veteran freelance writer of nearly 20 years, Laura’s work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, RollingStone.com, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, GQ.com, VanityFair.com, Pacific Standard, the Village Voice (RIP), and dozens of others.
Laura lives in Brooklyn, New York with her three rescue cats. She also works part-time at the ASPCA’s neonatal kitten nursery. (Told you she was into cats…)