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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

Laura Martin

2022 Middle Grade Shortlist

Laura Martin is a mom by day and a middle grade author by night, although in her heart she will always be a seventh-grade language arts teacher. After spending six years teaching the fine art of dream chasing as a teacher, she is enjoying every minute of this lifelong dream of being an author. She lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and four kids. You can connect with her on Instagram @LauraMartinBooks or at

See all the 2022 winners and learn more about the 2022 Awards. See the entire middle grade shortlists.