Laura Pearson

Laura Pearson


Laura Pearson has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. She spent a decade living in London and working as a copywriter and editor for QVC, Expedia, Net a
Porter, EE, and The Ministry of Justice. Now, she lives in Leicestershire, where she writes novels, blogs about her experience of breast cancer (, runs The Motherload Book Club, and tries to work out how to raise her two children.

Missing Pieces was her debut novel.

Laura Pearson @LauraPAuthor

4yo: Your hair looks a bit sweaty.
Me: Thanks.

Big thanks to @Lauren_C_North for reading to #TheMotherloadBookClub from the brilliant #OneStepBehind:


Stripping all the beds, washing the bedding, drying it in the sunshine and making the beds back up is the height of daily achievement even when there isn't a heatwave. So I'm feeling very smug right now.

I've got lots of emails in my inbox from book publicists about 2021 books that sound *amazing*. I know this is their actual job but, you know, they're very good at it.

#IWantedYouToKnow that my my most recent and most personal book is on offer all this month for 99p. It contains a little piece of my soul, so that's really quite a bargain.

@ClareEmpson2 read it and called me 'one of our most gifted writers'.

Pass it on. @AgoraBooksLDN

you are much closer to being in a dinghy than you are to being a billionaire.

When you’ve had cancer in the past and you’re seeing a nurse about something totally different and she suddenly eyes a mole on your shoulder and asks if you’ve ever had it checked. #thefear

What are we all going to do with the money we save on heating this winter now we all know a face mask raises your body temp by about 20 degrees?

I once took a group of Year 7s on a 10-mile sponsored walk for @World_Wildlife

They were 11/12. Of course they wanted to help polar bears.

Halfway, I got them some ice cream and asked how they were feeling. It was pretty hot on Hampstead Heath

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Editing: sometimes you have to ease yourself in with an easy task, like changing the name of the Spanish barman because you accidentally gave him the same name as the Italian boyfriend.

Publishing friends: the latest #TheMotherloadBookClub email coming your way shortly. And if you're not on my mailing list, whyever not?

4yo: I don’t want to go to nursery.
Husband: I don’t want to go back to work.
Me: I do!

4yo is telling us about her brother Marv, who disappeared. He’s 20 years younger than her, apparently. He has a jumper with diamonds on it and colourful trousers. I’m frankly terrified.

Home from holiday. Washing on, #bookpost opened (other than those being held hostage at the sorting office).

This was one of my favourite books last year. It’s just divine. #Expectation #TheMotherloadBookClub

When you have kids marriage can get stale so it’s important to keep things romantic eg by leaving one another little notes

This is a steal. Such a powerful read. #MyDarkVanessa

‘Women...carry guilt and responsibility like a second skin, so much so it weighs then down and stops them ever achieving quite everything they should.’ YES, @AramintaHall. #ImperfectWomen @fpathak

6yo is experiencing his first live music. One man, one woman and an acoustic guitar on the ferry. He wants to request some Taylor Swift.

The only thing keeping me going today is knowing that I have those plums to look forward to that I left in the icebox.