Laume is a writer and illustrator from New Zealand, currently residing in London, UK. She comes from a background of writing poetry, lyrics, and songs, and has been a part of the music industry for over a decade. She has released five EPs with four different acts, toured internationally, and worked with many other talented artists.
Having developed a passion for writing fiction and children’s literature early on she preceded to study English literature and linguistics at the University of Canterbury in 2009, with an emphasis on children’s literature and creative writing.
Laume has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for many years, and now uses these skills to illustrate and design her books. She has completed several children’s book illustration courses both at Selwyn Collage under the tutorage of New Zealand writer and illustrator Sandra Morris, and also the MATS online children’s book illustration course.
She is currently doing her graduate studies in psychology to better understand the complexities of the mind, as well as children’s development. She paints botanical art in her spare time, and she is often found listening to an audiobook while doing so. She also has a soft spot for clay animation and model construction. Her clay animated short won the animation category for the Christchurch heat of the 48hours Film Competition in 2011.
Laume self-published her first book of poetry in Jan 2019. Her debut album will be released later in the year on Carpark Records. She is currently finishing off the artwork for her album, and illustrations for a picture book, as well as editing her first children’s novel.