Laura's memoir, Staying Alive: A Love Story*, is a story of hope and renewal that centers on her search for meaning after the untimely death of her 49-year-old husband. Told with the grit and wit of a true survivor, her family's experience through more than ten years  may be considered a quiet triumph and touchstone for anyone who has suffered  -- or will suffer -- great loss.

The memoir has received a

* 2013 New York Book Festival Honorable Mention in Nonfiction

* 2012 Readers Views Award - that named SA:ALS one of its three top memoirs

*  nomination for 2012 CSPA Book of the Year in the Nonfiction - Christian Living - category. 

* recommendation by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals

Laura is available for readings at support groups, medical forums, church groups, schools, bookstores, and libraries in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York areas.