About & Appearances

I am:

A native Atlantan, current New Yorker. I revel in mornings that contain good literature and endless amounts of coffee. Writing, for me, means telling a story truthfully and beautifully.

I have a degree in English from Georgia State University, a research institution in the heart of Atlanta, Ga. I worked in journalism for four years at The Signal, where I learned how to be an expert editor and manage an editorial team. Afterward, I moved to magazines at New South Publishing, where I wrote for several local Atlanta magazines.

You can currently find me in New York City, where I am editing books at St. Martin’s Press, working with bestselling nonfiction and fiction authors.

I am also a classical musician and a flute player for the Brooklyn Wind Symphony in Brooklyn, NY.

Follow me on Twitter at @LCatAp and on Instagram at @lauracapperson. 


2018 Conferences:

March 10: LitPow Author-Preneur Workshop, Charlotte, NC

May 30-June 1: Book Expo America, New York, NY

October 13: LitPow Author-Preneur Workshop, Red Bank, NJ

October 19-21: Surrey International Writers’ Conference, Surrey, BC

November 4: Pitch, Publish, Promote, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Conferences:

May 12-13, 2017: Atlanta Writer’s Conference, Atlanta, GA

June 1-2, 2017: Book Expo America, New York, NY

July 20-23, 2017: Pacific Northwest Summer Writers’ Conference, Seattle, WA

August 12, 2017: LitPow Author-Preneur Workshop, Huntsville, AL

August 19, 2017: Writers Digest Annual Conference, New York, NY

November 17, 2017: SMU The Writer’s Path, New York, NY


Past Conferences:

May 14, 2016: The Chicago Writers’ Workshop, Chicago, IL

July 23, 2016: The Tennessee Writers’ Workshop, Nashville, TN

August 12-14, 2016: Hippocamp 2016, Lancaster, PA

November 3-6, 2016: Sanibel Island Writers’ Conference, Sanibel Island, FL