Laura King Edwards


Laura King Edwards is an award-winning writer, passionate rare disease advocate and experienced marketing professional. Following her sister’s infantile Batten disease diagnosis, she co-founded Taylor’s Tale, a public charity dedicated to fighting rare disease; Laura serves as vice president, writes the Taylor’s Tale blog and runs races nationwide to support the cause.

Oracle Fine Arts Review, Endurance Magazine, The Charlotte Observer and many others have published. Laura also authored twelve short stories for two editions of Novant Health’s One Patient at a Time. Laura is a member of the Women’s National Book Association and a past member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, North Carolina Writers Network and Charlotte Writers’ Club. She also served on the Board of Trustees at The Fletcher School. By day, Laura is a content lead at Wray Ward, where she crafts compelling, effective content for leading brands. Previously, she worked in marketing at Novant Health. Laura is a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate with a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in creative writing. She is a Charlotte native.

Laura’s Books

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