Laura Mahal

Laura writes mostly literary fiction and humor. Her most recent adventure is a YA novel fusing gender identity and time travel, for which she received the 2016 Hecla Award for Speculative Fiction from the Colorado Writing School. 

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from The American University and a Master of Science in Management from Colorado Technical University. She's had a number of exciting jobs both stateside and overseas, but none can hold a candle to writing.

Laura’s poetry is featured in the Sunrise Summits anthology, and also at for National Poetry Month. Her maiden attempt at writing flash fiction won first place in the Poudre River Public Library District's 2016 "Spooky Stories" contest. 

Her award-winning entry, “Firmly Rooted Policy,” is available for checkout as an eBook. “One Person, One Vote” will be published in Jason Brick’s Flash anthology, due for release in July 2017.

Laura is the Member Liaison for Northern Colorado Writers. If you haven't already received a long-winded email from her, don't worry. One is surely coming your way soon.

Follow her on Twitter @leela_mahal or email her at

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