Herb Robert grew out of the 2009 Flarestack Press pamphlet competition. Laura was shortlisted in this competition, and then invited to submit a new collection to the editors, Meredith Andrea and Jacqui Rowe, for consideration. It is a collection of poems written around the theme of the plant herb robert (it’s in each of them somewhere), in particular, the myth that if you pick it, someone will come and take you away. Laura has had poems published in magazines including The New Writer, Fire and Under the Radar.
Laura was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year in 2004.