Laure loves reading and writing science fiction. The only science she officially studied, however, was while obtaining degrees in Finance and in International Business. As in: Chemistry for Business Majors (i.e. For Dummies); and Astronomy, including a course that used science fiction novels!
Besides fifteen years as a New York City financial journalist and editor, she's also operated rides in an amusement park, made stained glass panels, delivered pizzas, slaved as a draftsman and paste-up artist (BC, before computers), sorted mail at a private post office, solved problems for a Texas land-development company, pestered people from a phone center, and taught most things she knows how to do.
During all those years as a journalist she dealt with facts. Now, she utterly enjoys making things up, while living happily on the prairie in Fairfield, Iowa, with her Brooklyn-bred husband.
Particularly, however, Laure is always on the lookout for real magic: knowing what’s about to happen, changing a trend from inevitable to a choice, feeling bliss from nothing. Having been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation for a good long time, Laure has come to deeply appreciate the magic of silence—as well, those quirky thoughts that inevitably come up during meditation.