Laura Jane Williams is a writer from Derbyshire, England. Her work has been translated into ten languages in over 15 countries - and counting. She is 33.
Laura’s first book, memoir BECOMING, was an instant cult hit exploring her twenty-something heartbreak and finding peace with imperfection. This was followed by ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST, based on her thirty-something experience of overcoming millennial burnout through embracing her playful inner child. Her third book is OUR STOP, a novel about almost missing the love of your life, that Laura claims made her see love through a new, more hopeful paradigm. She has just finished writing book four, non-fiction audiobook The Life Diet, and is about to start in on number five – a romp of a story that she lovingly thinks of as ‘Mamma Mia meets Kitchen Confidential’.
Grazia once said that Laura is a ‘general all-round-speaker of what-is-in-our-heads’. A one-time dating columnist, Marie Claire’s #BreakFree from Fear Ambassador, and called a ‘Happiness Expert’ by The Independent, the cornerstone of all her work - be it fiction or non-fiction - is this: going balls to the wall on the adventure of your own life.
Her work has been featured everywhere from The Guardian to Glamour, Stylist to The Telegraph, The Metro, Buzzfeed, and Bustle as well as across the BBC and Sky News. From February 2018 until April 2019 she wrote a ‘Talking Point’ column for Red, covering body neutrality, Instagram etiquette, friendship break-ups, financial literacy, parental relationships and more. Her essay The Art of Loving Yourself featured in the 2018 Stylist collection Life Lessons From Remarkable Women, alongside Pandora Sykes, Roxane Gay, Clara Amfo and Renni Eddo-Lodge. Laura continues to occasionally write for print and digital media.
"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."