Laurie Gough is the author of Stolen Child: A Mother’s Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours, and Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey, shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in the U.K., and silver medal winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Travel Book of the Year in the U.S. Over twenty of her stories have been anthologized in literary travel books and her work has been translated into several languages. She has been a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, and has written for The Guardian, Macleans magazine, The Walrus, The L.A. Times, USA Today, salon.com, The National Post, Canadian Geographic, Huffington Post, The Daily Express, Caribbean Travel + Life, among others. Laurie gives memoir and travel writing workshops internationally and works as a freelance editor in Wakefield, Quebec.
Some of Laurie’s contest-winning stories:
True Self Interview with Laurie Gough
Interview with Rolf Potts at Vagabonding