Laura Treacy Bentley is a novelist and poet. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, she was raised in Huntington, West Virginia, and graduated from Marshall University. Her first novel The Silver Tattoo—a psychological thriller set in Ireland—was released in 2013. Her work has been published widely in the United States and Ireland.

Looking for Ireland

A book of poetry and photos from Appalachia and Ireland

The Silver Tattoo

A psychological thriller set in mystical Ireland

Night Terrors

A short story prequel to The Silver Tattoo

Lake Effect

A collection of poetry set in Appalachia and Ireland

Feature in The Herald-Dispatch about Looking For Ireland 

Interview in Ashland, Kentucky's Daily Independent:

Review of Looking For Ireland in the Charleston, WV, Gazette-Mail:

Recently I was interviewed by Gordon Simmons for WV AUTHOR. Click on The Silver Tattoo to watch the video:

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Award-winning author Zoe Ferraris interviewed me on her blog:

Radio interview on Writer's Block: 

This is a TV interview with me on a new cable program called "Chapters."

Recent posts from the  Open Mic blog: