Begotten in the wilds of Canada by a clown and an actress Lara and her brother grew up surrounded by books and circuses.  When she was still a wee lass Lara and her family stowed away in the guts of an ancient Zamboni and made a slow but steady break for the U.S. border, eventually settling in Seattle. Lara attended Maryland Institute College of Art on a Canadian Refugee scholarship and now lives and works in Baltimore, a city she is proud to proclaim is no longer the murder capitol. She spends her days drawing, writing, and counting local cats.