Laura has an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University and mostly writes about triumphant family love. Her prose poetry and nonfiction work have appeared in Apple Valley Review, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Entropy Magazine, The Red Clay Review, The Fourth River, Quiet Lightning’s print journal sPARKLE & bLINK, and on Perspectives, a storytelling segment on KQED public radio. With Northern California as her backdrop and the rust belt at her roots, she is writing her first book.

This winter, Laura has prose poems about crows, camping, and a watchdog sycamore tree forthcoming in Coal Hill Review.

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During daylight hours, Laura is a developmental editor and thought leadership consultant for startup executives. She’s worked as a content strategist and copywriter for 10+ years, and her writing has appeared in a range of business publications and brand blogs. For more information on her consultancy, visit or view her scarcely updated Contently page.

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Random Trivia 

Born/raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Likes using the last drop from a condiment bottle

Dislikes unreliable pens

Favorite movie: The Fifth Element