Laurie teaches high school English and holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Her short story, “The Valedictorian,” was published in Farrago literary magazine in 2004. Currently, she is working on her first full-length novel, which she plans to complete by September of 2009.
In addition to her academic career, Laurie and her husband Jerry are part-time missionaries sharing God's love with the poor and disadvantaged. This past March she spent a week in Haiti working in Haitian schools and sharing the gospel through village ministry. In the future Laurie hopes to go into the mission field full-time and support her family's ministry with her writing.
Laurie resides with her husband and two children in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." -- Romans 12:11