Lara Starr

Publicist, Substacker, Charm School principal, sometime cookbook author, former radio producer, low-key activist, and semi-pro thrift shopper.
Storytelling is my superpower, and I only use it for good!

Lara Starr PR

I've spent my career connecting readers with books, and fans with brands through traditional media, events, awards, festivals, and influencer activations.

My campaigns have resulted in New York Times Bestsellers,  ALA Youth Media Award winners, and packed events that are more than just a signing.

I'm now working with select clients who have great stories to tell! 


After 15 years of posting over-long over-shares on Facebook, in October 2023 I took my act to Substack!

It's Kind of a Long Story...  is a weekly-ish email with long-ish stories about life, work, relationships, friendships, family, food, feminism, fashion and fun!

I'd be obliged if you subscribed!

Charm School

Resin charm making parties at your place or mine!

Spend a morning, "crafternoon," or evening making unique keepsakes and creating connection with friends, family, or colleagues.

More info here!


My eclectic collection of cookbooks, includes four - count 'em! - four Star Wars cookbooks!

I'm thrilled that my first, The Party Girl Cookbook, has been in print since its debut in October 1999. The same year and month my son made his debut! 

My books on Bookshop

My books on Amazon

Let's Connect!