Fast Facts

LS Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.

Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called “People Are So Stupid,” edited a trade magazine, and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.

She’s got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland.

First record album:

Inna Gadda da Vida by Iron Butterfly

First completed novel:

age 14, titled The Last Run, written in a pink Minnie Mouse binder sitting on a cherry wood loveseat, which I still own today

First rejection slip:

age 15, from Playboy Magazine for a story based on the Eagles song “Hotel California” 

First film credit:

as an extra in One on One

First radio show:

“People Are So Stupid,” KQLA, Manhattan, Kansas

First car:

4-door 1965 Mercedes 220 SE

Favorite cemetery:

Lincoln, Kansas

Favorite publishing credit:

Denver Broncos Insider

Favorite entrepreneurial idea:

Selling glow-in-the-dark earrings at the Indy 500 to finance the weekend.

Favorite weird job:

Traveling Kmart portrait photographer

Television appearances

from my entrepreneurial days.

My photo in a ton of magazines

More entrepreneurial stuff

Nonfiction clips

From sheep to OSHA regs