As an author, Laine is a three-time recipient of The Hackney Award. The Family Made of Dust, her debut novel, is set in the Australian Outback and considers how indigenous lives thrive despite oppression. Reparation is a contemporary novel of the American Great Plains. Her short prose has been published by Reed, Birmingham Arts Journal, Fiction Southeast, Wraparound South, As You Were, and the Q-4 edition of MacQueen’s Quinterly.
She is the senior editor and publisher of Sunspot Literary Journal, a multinational publication seeking to change the world.