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One of my favorite aspects of this writing life is that I get to talk to people about a myriad of topics, and become enmeshed in subjects I previously knew nothing about.

I’ve written about the plight of refugees in the western suburbs, how to help your kids get along, and how to wear fake eyelashes. Each time, my life was impacted in some way.

I’ve interviewed Harvard professors, award-winning authors, and stay-at-home moms. Sometimes I write humor pieces, because what is life if not occasionally funny?



Laura Amann

Laura Amann is a nationally published writer and author. Her work has appeared in national and regional publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Family Circle, Salon, Good Housekeeping, Writer’s Digest, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as more than 60 parenting publications across the U.S. and Canada. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her 2010 series of columns for Sun-Times Media won national recognition from the Suburban Newspaper Association of America.

Prior to committing to writing, she worked for a number of publishing houses, handling marketing and publicity. Other ventures have included critiquing manuscripts, writing book reviews, and working in a bookstore. One common career theme? — anything related to words.

She has lived across the country and currently resides in Colorado. In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, hiking, skiing, and hanging out with her family. She always has a book close at hand.