Laura Lascarso

Laura Lascarso is the author of Counting Backwards, her debut novel. She lives in north Florida with her husband, two children, three chickens, and a dog named Lucy. Visit her at

Books by this Author

Counting Backwards

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Just keep writing.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I can't be limited to 5. They are always changing.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Where I am.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My smile.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader

Author Voices

October 25, 2011


The cover model is gorgeous and I love the dual photo. I also like the classy, understated font and clean lines–no clutter.

Now, a little insider information…

The Atheneum team asked my opinion on which model to use for the cover (they were choosing from two). I chose this model because in... see more