Born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Lara is the youngest of five children. She had to be pretty dramatic to get any attention whatsoever. She has since learned to channel her theatrics into writing.

At age seventeen, Lara’s poetry and a short story was published in an anthology of teen writers. For the past seven years, Lara has utilized her writing skills as a technical writer and creative copywriter.

Lara holds a degree in psychology from the University of Idaho. She lives in southeast Idaho with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, cat, and ghost cat. She is a blogger, adoption advocate, brownie lover, and Oreo hater.

She is the author of the young adult historical books Oceanswept and Undertow.