A former teacher with her Masters in Education, Laney Nielson is now following her life-long dream of being a full-time writer. In 2014, she was awarded the Austin SCBWI Cynthia Leitich Smith Mentorship. Her newest novel for 11-13 year olds is Shattered Slippers: The Tale of Cinderella’s Daughter.
Laney is a connoisseur of playgrounds, grand staircases, and libraries. She has lived in six states, the District of Columbia, and two foreign countries. She now lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, two daughters, and one very dignified dog, named Olivia.