Hi! I’m Laurel-Ann, and this is my story:
I began my journalism career as an intern at the South Bend Tribune while attending the University of Notre Dame and earning a degree in American Studies/Journalism. After graduating, I joined the staff of the Palm Beach Post-Times as a general assignment reporter.
With the idea of practicing law and writing concurrently, I went to law school at Emory University and then joined a large law firm. I soon discovered that my plan was not going to work, unless I gave up sleep entirely. So I decided to return to journalism full-time as a freelance writer.
I initially concentrated on law and business and then expanded to include a variety of other subjects – arts and culture, travel, food, family. I favor features and love a good profile.
Alongside online and print journalism work, I started a content creation business and wrote several books. No surprise, the subjects run the gamut, from a guidebook on mediation for lawyers to fiction for girls and forgotten stories of the South for history lovers.
And while the topics vary and the media differ, the craft remains constant. It’s all storytelling.
And that is what I do.
Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to have been recognized as a National Indie Book Award Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, and a North American Travel Journalists Association Silver Award Winner.