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: 

Naxos Nights

The Border Crossing



True Self Interview with Laurie Gough

CTV National News

CBC Radio, All In A Day

Trekity Interview

Travel Writing 2.0

The Rusty Toque Interview

Worldhum Interview

Steve Rudd Interview UK

Interview with Rolf Potts at Vagabonding



Laurie’s Travel Writing Blog