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Laurie Alberts is the author of four novels (A Well-Made Bed written collaboratively with Abby Frucht), Lost Daughters, The Price of Land in Shelby, and Tempting Fate); a story collection (Goodnight Silky Sullivan); two memoirs (Fault Line and Between Revolutions: an American Romance with Russia), and a craft of writing book (Showing & Telling). She has received a Michener Award for the Novel, The Katherine Anne Porter Prize, the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Prize for short story, and an American Fiction award, among others. Laurie taught creative writing at several colleges and universities including Vermont College of Fine Arts, Hampshire College, and the University of New Mexico. She has lived off the grid in Vermont for many years.

Laurie works one-on-one with writers in need of critiques or a coach. E-mail Laurie at