portraitL.A. Strucke is a freelance writer and songwriter based in N.J. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul books and Guideposts Magazine. When she’s not writing stories, she is busy with her music. Two of her songs have won prizes in Billboard’s songwriting contests. Strucke is a graduate of Rowan University and the Institute of Children’s Literature. She is presently working on her debut novel.