Laura Chasen holds a B.A. in English and Dance from Barnard College, and an M.A. in English from Georgetown University. Laura was as an editor at St. Martin’s Press for six years, and now works as a freelance editor. She is constantly on the hunt for stories that leave readers with a desire to share and converse.
At St. Martin’s Laura had the pleasure of working on a wide range of fiction and narrative non-fiction. She loves literary and reading group novels, realistic young adult, upmarket commercial women’s fiction (the kind with real heart and nuanced characters), historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, current affairs, and memoir. She’s particularly drawn to international and immigrant stories, issue-driven novels, coming-of-age stories, good family dramas, school environments, and anything set in the dance world. Laura is and hands-on editor who is passionate about helping writers at every stage of the process.