Today, we're putting a spotlight on author Laura Bingham, who was one of the first to join our Trifecta family with her young adult contemporary novel, Dancing with Black. She lives in Idaho with her very supportive husband and five kids, and she has taught dance for twenty years. This experience really shines through in Dancing with Black. Click here to read her reviews - she's got a lot of really happy fans out there.
Laura also writes fantasy, as evidenced with her successful Älvor series. You can learn more about her by clicking here.
I asked Laura a little bit about the inspiration behind Dancing with Black and what 's coming next. Here's what she had to say:
"Dancing with Black was a way for me to express the miracle that dancing was for me in my life. Sometimes people compartmentalize things and pretend there is no correlation between experiences and who you end up being, but for me, dancing was something that pulled me through a dark time in my life.
"I had a version of Adam Black in my life - not a love story version, but the version where he saw my potential and pulled me into a world where anything seemed possible. I went from not having any formal dance lessons to being on the dance team at my high school, taking ballet lessons, being on the championship clogging team, performing at pageants and performing with city musicals as a dancer. All because he saw something in me that he knew could help me become more.
"That experience led me to college scholarships and eventually to the life I have now.
"As for what I'm working on now...this Saturday I will have completed my master's degree. That's what I am really working on right now. I just finished the final installment of the Alvor series and am excited to start editing a manuscript, well, two manuscripts that I have finished. I have another idea for a contemporary young adult romantic novel that I am super excited to start writing. I told myself I couldn't start on that book until I finished my master's. I'm almost there! I can't wait to write a ton again. I miss it!"