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Laura Whitcomb

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Occupation  Author
Name  Laura Whitcomb
Role  Novelist

Born  December 19, 1958 (age 57) Pasadena, California (1958-12-19)
Books  A Certain Slant of Light, The Fetch: A Novel, Under the Light

'A Certain Slant of Light' by Laura Whitcomb

Laura Whitcomb (born December 19, 1958) is an American novelist and teacher. She is best known for her book A Certain Slant of Light, which has been optioned for a film by Summit Entertainment. Whitcomb has won three Kay Snow awards and was runner-up in the Bulwer-Lytton Writing Contest.



Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena California. She received a degree in English from California State University in 1993. Whitcomb wrote several books including A Certain Slant of Light, and The Fetch. She also wrote a couple of how-to books titled Novel Shortcuts: Ten Techniques to Ensure a Great First Draft, and Your First Novel: An Author Agent TeamShare the Keys to Achieving your dreams.


Critical reception for Whitcomb's work has been mixed to positive. Kirkus Reviews has largely panned Whitcomb's work, criticizing it for being "forgettable" and not living up to its promise. In comparison, the American Library Association made A Certain Slant of Light one of their book picks for 2006 and the book was praised by Publishers Weekly.


  • A Certain Slant of Light (2005)
  • The Fetch (2010)
  • Non-fiction

  • Novel Shortcuts (2011)
  • Your First Novel: An Author Agent Team Share the Keys to Achieving Your Dream (2012, with Ann Rittenberg)
  • References

    Laura Whitcomb Wikipedia