Laurie draws her class topics from years as an advertising copywriter, a marriage & family counselor, and a writer who's lived through everything from Second Book Syndrome to winning "Best Special Edition of the Year" over Nora Roberts. // Finding her own books in worldwide libraries was Laurie's dream come true, until she saw a bumper sticker that changed her life: "Those who can, do. Those who believe others can ALSO do, teach." // Teaching fellow writers ranks high on her Love-To list, alongside playing with her husband & son, visiting Sedona (the red-rock town named for great-grandma Sedona Schnebly), singing harmony at church, and recording for the blind at Talking Books. // "People ask how I find time to do all that," Laurie says, "and I tell them it's easy. I never clean my house!"