because none of us is fucking up like we think we are, is what i'm trying to say


What I hope they say about me, in the future, when maybe I’m not around anymore, is that yes, I had enviably long eyelashes. But also, I want them to say,

"Hell. She went balls-to-the-mother-lovin'-wall on life, huh?"

“That Laura Jane Williams!” I hope they smile. “Never has somebody been so terrified and so willing to go for it, all in, anyway!” I want tequila glasses raised in my honour, and a buffet of wheatgrass shots and tuna steaks served. There will be a smorgasbord of group hugs and an affirmation circle.


That’s the compliment I strive for, and from myself most of all. That's the feeling I’m chasing.

Portrait by Alexandra Cameron Photography for H&M with Wonderful You

This is a blog, but I'm not really a "blogger". The only thing I'm interested in selling is attitude. (*praise hands emoji*) Natasha Pearlman, Grazia's editor, once said I am a "general all-round-speaker-of-what-is-in-our-heads". I'll take it! 

I actually used to be Grazia's single gal columnist, with my weekly dating musings "Would Like to Meet" documenting a quest for love. I was also Marie Claire Magazine's #BREAKFREE (from fear) ambassador, which is quite the fucking honour, let me tell you. Now, I write a weekly column for RED Magazine online. 

My memoir, BECOMING: Sex, Second Chances and Figuring Out Who the Hell I Am was an Amazon bestseller. It's the true story of how my high school sweetheart - the man I thought I'd marry - dumped me and married my (ex-) best friend. Long story short: I ended up celibate for a year, and moved into an Italian convent. Yeah, babe. It was a wild ride. My second book, Ice Cream for Breakfast: How rediscovering your inner child can make you calmer, happier, and solve your bullsh*t adult problems came out in April 2017. That one is about how publishing BECOMING sent me bonkers, so I quit writing for a bit to be a nanny and those brilliant kids brought me back to life with what they taught me. It came out in France, too, meaning I have realised the ultimate Carrie Bradshaw fantasy of being able to say: "I got an advance from France!", and will be out in Romania, Brazil, Czech Republic, Serbia and North America in 2018.

Yes, a third book is in the works.

I've been published in: The Telegraph, Grazia, RED, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The Metro, The Sun, Stylist, Thought Catalog, Marie Claire, The Debrief, and go on programs like Sky News and on BBC Radio shows and sit on panels sometimes, as well, to talk about what all my writing comes back to: being human. I'm developing a TV show with my writing partner Sarah Powell, as well, alongside a big indy producer that I'm not allowed to talk abut too much. Of course, that's all about humanness, too.

I teach writing classes online and have worked with incredible companies like Soho House, Birchbox, Stylist Live, and The Mill Chicago. I also coach individuals, too, on writing books and getting magazine bylines. Maybe I could work with you?

Mostly, this "About" page is to state - I'm not here to show off about my fabulously edited life. I'm here to say, this is my story now tell me yours. I believe that you have to be brave (and honest) with your life so that other people can be brave with theirs. We're all in this together, right?

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Thanks for stopping by. You're a marvel and a warrior and your hair is INCREDIBLE - and I so appreciate you being here. Welcome to the gang.

"Laura simply does what an exceptional author should do - by being so uncompromisingly honest about herself and her experiences, she allows the reader to recognise themselves in her work and learn from her insights too."

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