Laine Cunningham

  Author ​​Laine Cunningham's novels interweave social, cultural, historical, political and spiritual movements that have occurred within different groups and at different times. These elements engage readers in discussions of how similar forces have changed or are changing the contemporary world ... and what might be in our future. Through these stories, readers recognize that everyone can create change.

  Her work has won multiple national awards, including the Hackney Literary Award and the James Jones Literary Society Fellowship. The Hackney Award, which calls out some of the best books in contemporary times, was received by Horton Foote and William Styron, placing Laine in the ranks of Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.

  She has received dozens of fellowships and residency slots from programs like the Jerome Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres Center for the Humanities, Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy, Fusion Art Gallery in Turin, Italy, and the Takt Kunstprojektraum projects in Berlin and Leipzig, Germany.

​   Nonfiction books she has authored include Woman Alone, a memoir for fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and ​Cheryl Strayed's ​Wild. 

  In January of 2019, she launched Sunspot literary journal to speak truth to power. By hearing--and publishing--every voice, Sunspot ​hopes to change the world through words. Visit the website for contests and guidelines, and to get a free copy of the digital editions. Submissions accepted through Submittable.
  Laine is an accomplished ghostwriter and publishing consultant with twenty years of experience. Click here for more information on available services.