Laura Lane McNeal ’80
Laura Lane McNeal will have her first novel published in June 2014 by Pamela Dorman Books. Dollbaby is set in New Orleans beginning in 1964. A young girl is left at her grandmother’s dilapidated Victorian mansion where she meets Dollbaby, the maid who guides her through the ghosts of her grandmother’s past and the secrets that threaten to tear her family apart. The book was inspired by the losses Laura suffered from Hurricane Katrina, not only a home but a way of life.