Laura Greaves, Studio Faulco founder
Laura Greaves is a multi-award-winning author, editor, journalist — and proud Crazy Dog Lady!
She has written five top-selling nonfiction books about remarkable dogs, all published in Australia and New Zealand by Penguin Random House: Incredible Dog Journeys, Dogs with Jobs, The Rescuers, Miracle Mutts and Extraordinary Old Dogs, plus a children’s edition of Dogs with Jobs called Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs. Some of Laura’s books have also been published in the UK, Mexico, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. She is a two-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America’s Rio Award, which recognises the best book about a dog that has impacted a human’s life in a profoundly positive way.
She began her writing career as a journalist, and has spent more than twenty years writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and around the world.
Laura is currently undertaking a PhD in English at the University of Newcastle, researching the Blue Mountains’ very own ‘Ghost of Mount Victoria Pass.’ She is also the inaugural writer-in-residence at the Female Orphan School in Parramatta, and is researching and writing about the lives of the girls who lived there in the 19th Century.
Laura is an experienced teacher of creative writing classes for children, and started Studio Faulco because she is passionate about writing great stories! She believes every young person deserves to have the skills and space to tell the stories that matter to them.
She lives in the mid Blue Mountains with her husband, daughter, three dogs, two guinea pigs and a goldfish.