Laura has spoken at hundreds of events to audiences of all sizes over the past several years. She has appeared by herself, with her co-author Stephanie Dray, on panels including multiple authors, and via virtual event platforms. She has given more traditional book talks on the history behind and writing of her novels as well as provided keynote addresses on different aspects of history and writing. She is often invited to speak to a variety of groups about her novels, the craft of writing, and history and would love to hear from you. Please contact her to learn more about speaking fees, scheduling, and other considerations.

  • To browse Laura’s upcoming appearances and events, visit here.

  • To browse Laura’s past appearances and events, visit here.

  • To watch/listen to video/audio of Laura speaking, visit here.

  • To contact Laura, fill out the form here. Depending on the nature of your request, you may be referred to the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau.

Speaking Topics:

  • My Dear Hamilton book talk – focusing on the history behind and the writing of the novel
  • America’s First Daughter book talk – focusing on the history behind and the writing of the novel
  • Ribbons of Scarlet book talk – focusing on the history behind and co-writing of the novel
  • Revolutionary Women – focusing on the experiences and contributions of women during the revolutionary era
  • Remembering the Ladies – focusing on the research and writing challenges of telling women’s histories
  • Silver Linings & Reinvention – focusing on my author journey from history professor to full-time author, including discussions of my traumatic brain injury, changing careers at mid-life, and lessons learned
  • History & Historical Fiction – focusing on what I learned about the past, research, and writing as a historian who became a novelist
  • Other topics about writing, historical fiction, or history may be mutually agreed upon – please inquire

Some prior hosts and venues include:

  • Museums and historical societies: Smithsonian Museum of American History, Margaret Mitchell House (GA), Historical Annapolis, Cutts-Madison House (DC), Menokin Foundation (VA), Captain Avery Museum (MD), DAR Chapters and Conferences
  • Book festivals: Decatur, Morristown, Miami, Baltimore, Virginia, Annapolis, Gaithersburg, Richmond, George Mason Fall Festival of the Book
  • Bookstores: Politics & Prose (DC), The Strand (NYC), Ivy Bookshop (Baltimore), Penguin Bookshop (Pittsburgh), Lake Forest Bookstore (Chicago), Anderson’s (Chicago), The Book Cellar (Chicago), Tattered Cover (Denver), Wellington Square Bookshop (Exton, PA), Browseabout (Rehoboth Beach, DE), Bethany Beach Books (DE), A Likely Story (Sykesville, MD), Turn the Page (Boonsboro, MD), One More Page Books (Arlington, VA), Byrds Books (Bethel, CT), Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza (Albany), Book Passage (San Francisco), Curious Iguana (Frederick, MD), Boswell Books (Milwaukee, WI), Litchfield Books (Pawley’s Island, SC), Fiction Addiction (Greenville, SC), FoxTale Book Shoppe (Woodstock, GA), Copperfish Books (Punta Gorda, FL), The Book Loft (Fernandina Beach, FL), The Bookmark (Neptune Beach, FL), Barnes & Noble (multiple)
  • Libraries: St. Louis Library (MO), Corona (CA) Public Library, Carlsbad City (CA) Library, Brookfield Library (CT), Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library, Delaware County (OH) District Library, Anne Arundel County (MD) Public Library, Mt. Airy Branch Library (MD), C. Burr Artz Public Library (MD), King County (WA) Public Library, Peachtree City Library (GA), Shannon Staub Public Library (FL), Charleston Library Society (SC), Lexington Main Library (SC), Gaston County Public Library (NC)
  • Community Reads Selections:
    • Brookfield, CT One Town One Read (My Dear Hamilton)
    • Lebanon County (PA) Reads (America’s First Daughter)
    • Pennsylvania DAR (My Dear Hamilton)


A Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, LAURA KAMOIE [Kuh-MOY, she/her] has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing forty novels in multiple genres, including historical fiction, which allows her the exciting opportunity to combine her training in and love of history with her passion for storytelling. Laura lives among the colonial charm of Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster German shepherd, Schuyler [SKY-ler].

HIGH-RESOLUTION AUTHOR PHOTOS (Credit: Renee Hollingshead):

Photo Credit: Renee Hollingshead