Laura Treacy Bentley is a poet, novelist, and point-and-shoot photographer from Huntington, West Virginia. She is the author of a poetry chapbook/artbook, Looking for Ireland: An Irish Appalachian Pilgrimage (2017), a psychological thriller set in Ireland, The Silver Tattoo (2013), a short story prequel, Night Terrors (2015), and a poetry collection, Lake Effect (2006).

Laura has been widely published in the United States and Ireland and received a Fellowship Award for Literature from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts in 1994. She was featured on A Prairie Home Companion, Poetry Daily, O Magazine and honored to read her poetry with Ray Bradbury in 2003 and to sign her books with Nora Roberts in 2017. 

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

I was the Garrett County Arts Council's "Artist of the Month" in the March 2019 edition of The Lakefront Magazine

Feature in The Herald-Dispatch about Looking For Ireland 

Interview in Ashland, Kentucky's Daily Independent:

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

A recent TV interview with me on "Chapters."

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

Recent posts from the  Open Mic blog: