Laura is a teacher who loves to write about her home state of Michigan. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University where she studied under Stuart Dybek, and has had her short fiction and poetry published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Word Riot, Tonopalah Review, SaLit and SLAB: Sound and Literary Art Book. "The Pursuit of Happiness," a short story she wrote while at WMU, was chosen as a finalist in the Trial Balloon Fiction Contest.
Laura’s debut novel, EVENING IN THE YELLOW WOOD was awarded a Bronze Medal in the Readers' Favorite annual book contest and was also a Finalist in the Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest. It was recently featured at the 2019 Miami Book Fair.
When not writing, Laura enjoys musical theatre, hiking, swimming, reading, and performing with her Celtic band, Si Bhaeg Si Mohr. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and four children as well as her dog, two cats, ten chickens, and three horses.
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