Laurie Boris

writer, editor, baseball fan, reluctant chef, stand-up comic in a former life

Drawing Breath a Grub Street Great

Contact: Laurie Boris
Email: lboris845(at)


Number One Indie Book Endorsement Site Gives LAURIE BORIS’s Latest Novel The Thumbs Up

KINGSTON, NY, JULY 2012Drawing Breath, written by Laurie Boris, has met the high quality standards set by Grub Street Reads and earned that organization’s esteemed endorsement.

The Grub Street Reads evaluation system is built upon assessing and endorsing those indie novels that possess the foundational components of a good story, including well-developed characters, strong pacing, a well-researched world and a powerful overall voice.

“The Grub Street Reads endorsement is all about discovering and highlighting the best indie books on the market and the talented authors behind them,” said Leslie Ramey, co-owner of Grub Street Reads. “When a reader sees the GSR seal on a book’s cover, they know that they’re in for a good read. Drawing Breath meets this standard, and Laurie Boris if definitely an author to keep an eye on.”

Drawing Breath, a stand-alone work of contemporary fiction, centers around two main characters. Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he’s already outlived his doctor’s “expiration date,” but that doesn’t stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady’s daughter, as a private student, the budding teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To Caitlin, Daniel is not a disease, not someone to pity or take care of but someone to care for, a friend, and her first real crush. Convinced one of those women is about to hurt him, Caitlin makes one very bad decision.

“I started writing this book after a friend died from cystic fibrosis. The way he lived his life inspired me. So it’s incredibly gratifying for me to earn the Grub Street Reads endorsement,” said the book’s author Laurie Boris. “This distinction underscores the hard work, pain, and dedication I put into the powerful story of Drawing Breath.”

Drawing Breath is available for sale at Amazon for $8.99 for the paperback version.The e-book version is priced at 2.99. Interested readers can also learn more about Drawing Breath by visiting the Grub Street Reads Endorsed Book library at www.GrubStreetReads/books.

She is also the author of The Joke’s on Me, released in July 2011 by 4RV Publishing LLC. This contemporary novel is about a failed stand-up comic who returns to her roots in Woodstock, New York, hoping for redemption from the family and past she’d left behind. A third novel is expected to be released at the end of 2012.

Laurie Boris is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and former graphic designer. When not playing with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, cooking, reading, and helping aspiring novelists as a contributing writer and editor for She lives in New York’s lovely Hudson Valley with her very patient husband. Learn more about Laurie and her work at her website,, and visit her on Facebook at

Grub Street Reads seeks to encourage higher readership of indie authors by providing a quality standard for independently published novels. The Grub Street Reads Endorsement is given to those books that pass an evaluation process based on the fundamental qualities of good storytelling.  For more information on Grub Street Reads, visit To see all the novels that have received the Grub Street Reads Endorsement, visit the company’s Endorsed Book Library at www.GrubStreetReads/books.

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