Laura Tisdall portraitLaura grew up in Woking, England, and studied music at the University of Surrey. She has always loved writing stories and her debut novel, Echoes, was published in autumn 2015. It was recently awarded Book of the Year in the 2016 International Rubery Book Awards, after also winning the YA & Children’s Category.

During the early part of her career, Laura worked mainly in theatre and has written two musicals. The most recent is contemporary fantasy The In-Between, the concept album for which featured performances by nine leading West End stars. Since its release, it has been played on BBC Radio 2, performed at West End Live and received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and Facebook.

Laura’s first musical, Faerytale, was showcased by the Guildford School of Acting at the Electric Theatre. She has also written the scores for two nationally-touring plays, The Haunting and The Perfect Murder, and been Music Advisor for a third, Dead Simple.

As an arranger and orchestrator, she has been Musical Associate for The Night of 1000 Voices, Kerry Ellis and Brian May’s Anthems: The Concert and The Wonderful World of Captain Beaky with Vanessa Redgrave, Joanna Lumley and Hugh Bonneville – all at the Royal Albert Hall. She was also an arranger for the Cantabile Christmas Cracker at the Prince of Wales Theatre.