Laura Burns is an American young adult novel writer and editor. She often collaborates with fellow author Melinda Metz, and as an editor she was closely involved with the creation of the Roswell High book series written by Metz.
For the Roswell TV series adaptation, Burns and Metz co-wrote episode 3.10 A Tale of Two Parties, which first aired January 1, 2002. Burns also wrote the TV series tie-in novel Roswell: Quarantine, released in 2003.
- Her name was used in the Roswell High book series as a girl Isabel Evans bit in fourth grade.
- Her name was used in the 1999 Roswell television series as the fictional Dr. Laura Burns, head of molecular biology at Harvard. Dr. Burns is Liz Parker's role model for her future career.
- Wikipedia: Laura J. Burns
- IMDB: Laura J. Burns
- Website: MelindaAndLaura.com (shared with Melinda Metz)
- Twitter: @twoheadedwriter (shared with Melinda Metz)
Interviews and commentary:
- Interview on SciFi.com: "Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz graduate from Roswell High to TV" (archive link).
- Twitter thread: Hey, so it's 2018 and there's a new #Roswell show coming out based on our books. We've been mulling it over and thought it was time to discuss the cultural change b/w the first time our books were turned into a TV show, way back in the 20th century, and now. Buckle up! July 6, 2019.
- ↑ Book 2, The Wild One.