About Laura

Laura's Writing

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 Laura K Roe is the author of three novels, with the fourth in progress. This new site highlights her fiction, including her novel Between Thoughts of You, now being considered for publication. Laura's previous novels: Lucifer's Laughter (her MFA thesis) and Uriel's Mask, she hopes to publish in 2021 and 2022. Laura has been a journalist since college days of 1991, and in her career has contributed to: The New York Times, Inc., Forbes, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution Sunday opinions page and others. She has ghost written Forbes opinion pieces for CEOs and has edited nonfiction, advice, spiritual, and healthcare books for publishers and authors. (For CV check HERE.) She earned her MFA at CCNY working days assisting analysts on Wall Street, and spending nights reading, writing, and studying with some of the best writers on Earth. She has held editor positions with magazines and online sites, but now freelances for magazines while penning her next novel Jupiter's Weight. 

Yoga & Writers Retreats

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Laura's spiritual curiosity led her to earn 600 hours of yoga alliance teacher trainings. It is her strong belief that fear and anxiety thwart the creative spirit. Yoga, breath work, and meditation allow artists to let go of looping thoughts and tap into their creative, intuitive nature. She leads Yoga & Writers retreats all over the world. Her May 2020 Tuscany retreat is co-hosted with Literary Agent Paula Munier. The New Years 2020 Maui retreat will include workshops with Bess Cozby, editor of Tor Books, an imprint of Macmillan. Please message Laura for details. Laura currently teaches yoga & writers workshops, as well as weekly yoga classes in Southern California including: hot, restorative, hatha, vinyasa (all levels), and  pre-natal. 

Blog

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Laura’s blog, NavigatingVita,  explores the writing life and how best to maintain momentum, creativity, sanity, longevity in the field. Some posts have won awards led to appearances on the Dr. Drew’s Life Changer’s show and The Queen Latifah show. As a journalist, she has appeared on CNNfn, Huff Post, CNBC and ABC to be interviewed on topics ranging from business, to careers, to parenting. A southerner with wanderlust, Laura has lived in New York and London, and now lives beside the Pacific Ocean, whether in Southern California or Hawaii. She is a single mother to two wonderful boys and one ferocious calico kitten.  When not writing, she teaches weekly yoga classes.