Laurie Plissner is the author of debut novel Louder Than Words (Merit Press), which was named one of "8 books to read after Twilight" (in the company of Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins), by Girl's Life Magazine. Her follow-up novel Screwed comes out in May. Laurie is a Princeton- and UCLA-educated litigator. She gave up the courtroom for life as a full-time mom, although she could not overrule her love of literature. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in CT.