LauraAshley(1of100)Laura A. Lord is the author of six collections of vignettes and poetry, Wake Up a Woman (2012), History of a Woman (2013), The Telling (2013), Perjury (20014), Rumble Strip (2015), and Of Roots and Wreckage (2015). She also published one awesome children’s book about a T-Rex screwing up her entire day. It’s absolutely a true story. Her newest collection, titled I Am, is set to be released this June.

Laura lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and three children. She graduated with her Associate’s from Chesapeake College. Her work focuses on women and the struggles they face in today’s society. She draws influence from her life on the Eastern Shore and her rural upbringing.

Laura’s poetry has been published in numerous journals and publications. She is one of the founding members of  The Reverie Journala poetry publication, and the owner of Book Genesis – a book editing and marketing company.

 

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  1. What an interesting life! Loved this great “About Me” with a twist 🙂
    I am a Barbadian 40-closer-to-50 year old mom of a 16-closer-to-40 year old son who writes as often as she can – because it’s a great way to get rid of stress. I liked the note about your uncle especially, because we have an aunt with Alzheimer’s who has a sense of humor but only occasionally. She is in a home where they can look after her better, but it’s emotionally hard to visit. In the meantime, we try to focus on the happier things in life, and then we are thankful.
    But I’m really here to say I absolutely loved your story “It Is Better” from the Writings of a Mrs blog! I was locked in from the beginning and as for the ending … All I can say is very well done. Keep up the good work and best of luck.

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    1. Thank you very much. I am glad you enjoyed it. I am sorry about your Aunt. It is a terrible disease. I am blessed that my Uncle and I are able to laugh so often.

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            1. I agree. Your kidling and my oldest monster sound a lot alike as well. They would probably click. Then proceed with world domination, as most intelligent children seem to want to do. -Boss nod-

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  2. Hello, found you on Beth’s site commenting on Lizzi’s post and, well, I just fell in love…again (not again, REDdog?!!) This is amazing, you have the same mantra as my Queen…spooky man. Love yer shit, be back to poke around. Cheers REDdog

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  3. hey there. i enjoyed reading this. i disagree with hemingway; i dislike mustard; and my brothers called me feminazi, too.

    thanks for the comment about the pickypack. i could use some help getting this other thing started: http://goo.gl/Hx22Ub. it’s like a giveaway, but better.

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    1. I saw that, and no offense, but my experiences with swaps have always been disappointing. Someone always gets forgotten, things don’t get sent off. I hope your project turns out better, and I’ll send a few shoutouts about it, but I probably won’t be joining. Sorry :/

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  4. I’m 30 something and I STILL think I’m too young for a minivan. We also have a collection of rubber ducks here (random, but true). You have a lot on the go! And an awesome blog to boot.

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      1. Ok, you win. Nowhere near that many. We might be around 50 – but with a 4-year-old and toddler they go wandering ’round the house so I don’t actually KNOW where they all are at any given time. I use to buy at craft shows from this lady who use to put them in little cupcake soap molds – so we have all sorts of different little ones – army duck, bride duck, groom duck, princess duck, monkey duck etc…. Maybe I’ll do a photo spread of the ones I can easily find for my next Thankful post next week….

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  5. You really should reconsider the whole spider thing. Some of my most meaningful relationships have been with spiders. I believe if people would just give spiders a chance, they could have the same good vibes as have I.

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          1. OK. Selfish blog promotion alert here:.
            Read my post about my spider relationship when you get a chance. You will never look at spiders in the same callous light again.
            🙂

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  6. I have just discovered your blog and really enjoy it. Not only do I feel very much at home with all the green wood (I recently changed my avatar from a blue dragonfly to green wood) but your blog is one I think really matters! Look forward to be following.

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  7. Really liked reading this, like your sense of humour.
    We seem to have much in common, not least of which the pro-everything feminist part…
    I’ll be back!

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