Laara C Oakes is an award-winning author and a poet. Her short stories, articles, and poetry are published in several literary journals.
Laara is the author of Henry Hermit Crab Finds a Home, a story of the determination and courage displayed by Henry after he is washed out to sea by a storm and must find his perfect home and safety before nightfall.
Her award-winning picture book The Sunflower Squirrel is a friendship story about a little squirrel with a big plan. The Sunflower Squirrel received a National Indie Excellence Award (NIEA) for inspirational children's book.
Her middle grade novel, Castor Starlight: Race to Polaris is the ultimate space race adventure story involving a thirteen-year-old Starseed, a dragon, and their Shapeshifting Supercomputer Starship.
Laara has lived and traveled throughout the United States from the California redwood forests to the Florida everglades. Her admiration and respect for nature are reflected in her heartwarming adventure stories.