About Laurie

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Everyone has a magical place within them that is absolutely unique. For some, it’s painting, or acting, while others, like myself, find joy in dance and storytelling. Whether I am teaching, writing, or revising one of my projects, I believe it’s my job to honor that creative place inside us all.

That’s what this blog is all about: inspiring creativity and helping others find that place where everything else fades away. We no longer are a name or a size or a color, we are imagination. And when we pass on that inspiration to children, amazing things happen.

I am a school teacher on the Central Coast of California, mother of two beautiful souls: Nick and Jess, and the author of  the coming of age novel, Finding Joy, the fantasy series: The Artania Chronicles, the middle grade Forest Secrets, as well as the co-writer of the biography Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy . My poetry, excerpts from my novels, and short stories have been published in anthologies such as Hudson View and Shifting Sands. I’m also a screenwriter and was a collaborator on the award-winning Dean and JoJo anti-bullying DVD, Resolutions. I have received many awards and grants for my work as a peace consultant helping educate kids on how to stop bullying, promote peace, and avoid conflicts.

Welcome to my blog!

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