Laura Starkey

Laura Starkey

Laura Starkey
Agent: Kate Hordern

Laura Starkey is the queen of unputdownable and supremely funny romantic comedy.

THE SPARE ROOM, her third novel, was published by Bonnier Embla on 6 February 2024, reaching #7 in the Kindle Top 100, #1 simultaneously in the three sub-categories Romantic Comedy (Kindle Store), Contemporary and New Adult Romance (Books), spent four weeks in the Kindle Top 20 and ten weeks in the Kindle Top 100.   In Australia, THE SPARE ROOM reached #5 in the Kindle Top 100 there.

Laura’s second romantic comedy, AMY PERRY’S ASSUMPTIONS, was published by Bonnier Embla on 10 January 2023.  Her debut, RACHEL RYAN’S RESOLUTIONS, was published by Bonnier Embla on 16 September 2021 as part of the imprint’s launch and spent four weeks in the Kindle Top 100, reaching #17.  

Laura Starkey studied English & Related Literature at the University of York, then spent several years as a secondary school teacher before going on to work as a digital copywriter, editor and content designer.  Laura is a graduate of the Faber Academy.

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Praise for THE SPARE ROOM:
“An absolutely gorgeous story – I now have a massive book hangover.  I loved it.” Jules Wake, author of The Spark
I mean it when I say: Laura Starkey has written the most perfect romcom.  The Spare Room was not a happily ever after, it was a happily all the way through.” Suzy Krause, author of Sorry I Missed You

“An entertaining, endearing book that will leave you wishing for a weekend in Rowton and a real-life RomFest.” Reader review, 5*
“Full of sparkly banter and sexual tension.” Reader review, 5*
“Excellent… Wow it was absolutely brilliant.” Reader review, 5*

“A big-hearted treat of a read.” Catherine Walsh, author of One Night Only
A sparkling debut.” Zoë Folbigg, bestselling author of The Note      
Hilarious and heartwarming.” Matt Dunn, bestselling author of Home