Laura K. Cowan is a novelist whose imaginative fiction explores the human condition through supernatural stories told against rich dreamscapes. Her first novel, a speculative supernatural coming of age story titled The Little Seer, shot to #2 on the Kindle Bestsellers List for free Christian Suspense titles and #5 for Occult/Supernatural during its launch promotion.
Readers are calling The Little Seer “Riveting from the beginning to the end” and saying, “If you feel that you are not loved, read this book.”
And from book reviewers on The Little Seer blog tour:
“The Little Seer by Laura Cowan is a high-intensity, no holds barred, we-are-coming-to-get-you thriller that will open your eyes to more than you can ever imagine…. This story touched me deeply on a very personal level…. It broke my heart that someone gathered bits and pieces of such a haunting, hurtful, and yet valuable part of my life and then artfully weaved them into such a thought-provoking journey that I felt so ashamedly naked but also overwhelmingly loved.” – Amber McCallister, The Wonderings of One Person
“I have read the Twilight series and the Hunger Games series and this book easily approaches that level of intensity and immersion in teen angst in a GOOD way…. The dream sequences are moving and lyrical with an artistic sense of being transported to another world…. Laura has captured the essence of being in the presence of God…. Wonderful, moving work.” – Bruce Hennigan, speculative author and speaker
Laura’s second novel, Music of Sacred Lakes, will be finished by the end of the year, to be followed soon after by her speculative supernatural short story collection, The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of the Unseen. Please sign up for email updates or join Laura on Facebook or Twitter (@laurakcowan) to keep up with updates on when these new novels will be published.
The Little Seer [Now Available in Paperback, E-book, and E-Book Novella Trilogy: Exodus, Desert, & Midnight]
A young girl wakes from a dream that a tornado destroyed her church and her pastor ordered crows to peck out her eyes, only to discover deep cuts on her arms where she was attacked. Soon her dreams begin unfolding in her waking reality, her church and family begin to fall apart, and the only anchor of her sanity is a strange man who keeps appearing in her ever stranger dreams. What is happening to Aria? How is it that her dreams can tell the future? And why is her identity key in a spiritual battle raging over her church and town that could decide not only her fate and that of her friends, but that of the whole country or even the world? A story for the dreamers and the truth tellers, The Little Seer never averts its gaze from the tragedies and possibilities of modern American Christian spirituality, and provides a vision for the hope of another great spiritual awakening that could be just around the corner–if we have eyes to see.
Music of Sacred Lakes [in progress]
Peter Sanskevicz hates his life. He doesn’t want the 6th-generation family farm, doesn’t want his jobs serving “fudgies,” tourists in Northern Michigan. He can’t seem to take charge of things or do anything but make a mess. Then, Peter accidentally kills a girl. Seeing his life is at risk, his friend takes him to a pipe carrier of the Odawa tribe, who tells him he must live by the shores of Lake Michigan until the lake speaks to him. Peter lives and loves and rages by the shores of the great lake, haunted by the spirit of the dead girl, until one day he finds an inner silence. And then, he hears the voice of the lake. A story about reconnecting with the source of your life and your joy, Music of Sacred Lakes gives voice to the spirit of the land and lakes that gave birth to us all.
The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of the Unseen [in progress]
The prayer poems of a bullied girl come to life when read in front of her class as a cruel joke. A young boy asks his mother why she ignores the customers in a mountain town shop, but she sees no one but him. A boy’s faith literally moves mountains, which destroys the life of the Sunday school teacher who doubted him. Reality doesn’t behave quite as expected in The Thin Places, a collection of short stories that explore the thin places between the physical and spiritual worlds, portals, time juxtapositions, dreams, and other possibilities of the might-be-real.
Lone Cypress [in progress]
What does it mean to be possessed? By a person, by a dream, and by your demons? Shana knows. Shana was a ballerina. At least that was what her mother told her when she moved them to New York and changed their name so she could pursue the dream. But after Shana was kicked out of school for experimenting with new dance forms that could wreck her ballet-trained body, and escaped her stage mom only to fall into a dangerous marriage, all she has left is a list of things she thought she was. The only thing still alive in her spirit is the ballet she wanted to choreograph, and suddenly it has taken on a life of its own. Shana runs, from her husband, from her life, and from the terrifying dreams that insist she make a change–until she runs out of time and must face not only her husband’s hired gun but the monster in her mind.