Young Adult Dark Urban Fantasy Author ~


Photo on 2014-02-01 at 13.13 #5Laney McMann is the author of The Fire Born Novels (TIED, TORN, & TRUE), The Primordial Principles (CRYSTALLUM & DAEMONEUM), and the upcoming CrossWorld Chronicles (CROSSROADS).

She is the product of very creative parents and the most imaginative grandmother ever. With an untapped passion for the supernatural and all things magical, her voracious appetite for reading fantasy started really youngβ€”and so did her love of words.

She writes young adult, dark urban fantasy novels mixed with a spike of romance, a hint of history, a dash of mythology, and lots of paranormal. She also writes poetry.

On the non-writing side of life, Laney is a former classical dancer, music snob, chef, and a right-brained thinker to a fault. When she’s not dreaming up new dead ends to torture herself with, she spends her time running and playing her music way too loud.

Laney is published by Jagged Lane Books, and formerly by J. Taylor Publishing, as well as Booktrope Editions Publishing. She is also a Certified Editor.


12 responses

  1. You sound like a very dedicated writer, best wishes on your novel, I know how hard the road is, but no doubt you’ll succeed.

    June 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    • Well, thanks so much. I wish I had as much confidence some days. It is a hard road…I’ll get there eventually. Thanks for your interest:)

      June 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  2. Rob

    Can’t wait to see and read your world and the experience you are giving us! Creating a new world for all of us to experience and live in isn’t easy and I can’t wait to experience you take on it!

    October 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm

  3. Those are big words to live up to, Rob. Hope I don’t disappoint a fellow fantasy fan. πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for the encouragement throughout. It’s very much appreciated.

    October 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

  4. You sound like me, never had any intentions on publishing your novel.

    I began writing my novel about 4 years and I’m at the final stages of getting it ready to release it!

    I too am a former dancer, so we have a lot in common! I will have to go and check out your blog and see what you have to say! Have a great evening!

    November 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    • Congrats on getting ready for the release! Big accomplishment.

      Once a writer always a writer, I guess. πŸ˜‰ Fear was a giant hurdle to get over. Once I did, everything started to fall into place.

      Fellow dancer, too? Cool. Like minds. πŸ˜‰ I’ll check your blog out, as well. Much luck with your launch!

      November 30, 2012 at 8:51 am

  5. Best of luck

    April 4, 2013 at 1:24 am

  6. Hi Laney! thank you for dropping by my blog this morning πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    April 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    • Hey Andy, you’re welcome. πŸ˜‰ Always love your stuff. A combination of inspiring and heartbreaking. As a writer, what’s better? Your photography is really beautiful as usual, too. Have a great day!

      April 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

      • Thank you so much Laney! means so much to me to hear that πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ have a wonderful weekend!

        April 20, 2013 at 11:28 am

        • Welcome!! ;))

          April 21, 2013 at 10:18 am


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