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Laura Pedersen (born October 8, 1965, in Buffalo, New York) is an American author who often cites her developing years in Western New York in her writing. After graduating high school in 1983 she moved to Manhattan and began an entry-level job at the American Stock Exchange. At age twenty, she was the youngest person to have a seat and became a partner in a trading firm, while earning a finance degree at New York University 1987.

Her first book, Play Money (1991), became a bestseller, and she appeared on CNN, Oprah, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, The Today Showand David Letterman. In 1994 President Bill Clinton honored Pedersen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. She was a columnist for The New York Times from 1995 to 2002. She was host of her own television show on The Oxygen Channel from 1999-2002.

Pedersen's first novel, Going Away Party, won the 2001 Three Oaks Prize for Fiction. Other novels include The Hallie Palmer series: Beginner’s Luck; Heart’s Desire; The Big Shuffle; and Best Bet. Beginner’s Luck was chosen by Barnes & Noble for their “Discover Great New Writers” program, and by Borders for “Original Voices.” The Big Shuffle was selected as the Best Adult Novel for Teens by The New York Public Library. Best Bet was a Next Generation finalist in the categories of Best Fiction and Best Cover Design. Additional writing includes the novel Last Call, a romantic comedy, and a collection of short stories The Sweetest Hours. Buffalo Gal (2008), a humorous memoir about growing up in the economically devastated Rust Belt during the 1970s, was named best autobiography by ForeWord magazine, received an honorable mention from The Eric Hoffer Book Award, and an honorable mention at the New York Book Festival. Buffalo Unbound (2010) is a collection of humorous essays about the current revitalization of Pedersen's hometown and the Western New York area.

She teaches at the Booker T. Washington Learning Center in East Harlem, and belongs to the international literary association P.E.N.
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Total Books: 30
Life in New York How I Learned to Love Squeegee Men  Token Suckers Trash Twisters and Subway Sharks
Ava's Adventure
2014 - Ava's Adventure (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884483885
ISBN-10: 0884483886
Genre: Children's Books

Unplugged Ella Gets Her Family Back
2012 - Unplugged Ella Gets Her Family Back (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780884483373
ISBN-10: 0884483371
Genre: Children's Books

Planes Trains and Auto-Rickshaws A Journey Through Modern India
2012 - Planes Trains and Auto-rickshaws a Journey Through Modern India (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555916183
ISBN-10: 155591618X
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Fool's Mate A Novel
2011 - Fool's Mate a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781463652883
ISBN-10: 1463652887
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Buffalo Unbound A Celebration
2010 - Buffalo Unbound a Celebration (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555917357
ISBN-10: 1555917356
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Buffalo Gal  A Memoir
2009 - Buffalo Gal a Memoir [EasyRead Large Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781458739230
ISBN-10: 1458739236

Best Bet A Novel
2009 - Best Bet a Novel [Hallie Palmer Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781440169625
ISBN-10: 1440169624
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Buffalo Gal A Memoir
2008 - Buffalo Gal a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781555916923
ISBN-10: 1555916929
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Heart's Desire
2008 - Heart's Desire (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781600310461
ISBN-10: 160031046X

Best Best
2008 - Best Best (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781600310287
ISBN-10: 1600310281

Beginner's Luck
2008 - Beginner's Luck (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781600310409
ISBN-10: 1600310400
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Big Shuffle
2006 - The Big Shuffle [Hallie Palmer, Bk 3] (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345479563
ISBN-10: 0345479564
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Sweetest Hours Love Storiesof a Kind
2006 - The Sweetest Hours Love Storiesof a Kind (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781419616891
ISBN-10: 1419616897
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Last Call
2004 - Last Call [Thorndike Press Large Print Americana Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780786264308
ISBN-10: 0786264306
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Beginner's Luck
2003 - Beginner's Luck [Hallie Palmer, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345458308
ISBN-10: 0345458303
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Going Away Party
2001 - Going Away Party (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781586540104
ISBN-10: 1586540106
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Street-smart Career Guide A Step-by-Step Program for Your Career Development
Play Money
1991 - Play Money (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517582275
ISBN-10: 0517582279
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Money
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Heart's DesireHardcover2005
Heart's Desirehardcover2005 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739457191
ISBN-10: 0739457195
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.