Laura Rees grew up in Ohio, lived in Hawaii for two years, and then moved to downtown Boston in the harsh winter of 2013. She now resides in Somerville, MA with her husband and will receive a Master's degree in Creative Writing & Literature from Harvard University Extension School in 2018.

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Rees holds a B.A. in English and has worked as a scribe, editor, ghostwriter, and creative writing instructor. She is currently the 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library, working on her debut Young Adult novel, Sunset Sultan.