About Me

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write.

Lists, notes , plans, stories, thoughts written on the corner of a newspaper; ideas on the margin of a favorite book, or on page after page in personal journals.

Writing opens up my mind and my heart.

It’s the best way for me to get a straight run on the million of ideas that bump into each other in my brain.

Blogging is my ideal job — no schedule, boss, commute and  no heels, suits or Spanx.

Also, no pay… the one big drawback.

Blogging also is a fun way to experiment with new technology.

I love trying to keep up with the digital world.

I have a journalism degree from Utah State University and a master’s of writing from Johns Hopkins University.

My first story was published in the Salt Lake Tribune when I was about 10 years old.

I’ve written one way or another ever since.

Blogging is the greatest outlet for a writer, especially for one that has more ideas than time like I do.

I love writing about life and all the things that anchor me in my life — my family, relationships, values, and everything in between that matters to me.

I enjoy memoir writing and digging into my past for good story fodder.

 I never run out of interesting stories from my family life.

My family is full of wonderful rich characters who supply me with plenty of good material.

Thanks for stopping by.

I hope you’ll come back often, stay and read awhile.

6 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I’ve spent all afternoon reading your blogs. I’m so proud of you. I love you. I miss you.

  2. Laurie, you may remember me from past field hockey days! Denise and I were talking about our girls and she told me about your blog and how great it was…she was right…you draw me right in! I am one of your “following” ! Good luck with it and keeping Nikki out of the living room!
    Lisa Murphy

  3. Love you, Laurie. You have an amazing voice and talent. Thanks for helping me muse about my life as I learn about your. xo

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