Laurie Childree is from a small Alabama town in the United States and currently lives in a smallish town in Alabama. Travels have been limited to a select few states for stops lasting only a few months, and in the end, the call home is a strong one. This does not mean that she does not have the desire to leave, but for the moment, the lack of expressways and noise pollution will have to be home.
Laurie has written for more years than she can remember, and in 2007, she accidentally turned it into a career. As a hobby of sorts, she has written thousands of poems, most of them lost as time passed. Passing time on a website known as Helium, Laurie began to obtain private clients which put her working as a ghostwriter. She soon discovered that what was once a hobby could actually make her a living. A child diagnosed with autism would turn staying home into a necessity instead of a luxury; writing makes this possible.
While mainly writing for private clients and outsourcing companies for the last few years, Laurie’s work is seen on sites such as Voices.Yahoo. Articles range from the simple short story to autism. She has learned to be her own first editor, as a result a minimum of revision requests are seen. Through the years, she has also received her share of requests to fix things that others have written; these have not been mere edits but most often lead to having to redo the entire written work, research and all.
Laurie’s books are a step away from it all. The dedication to begin writing books came from a need to break farther away from the confines of a traditional workforce. Although writing allows for freedoms that traditional jobs do not, it is still not the amount of freedom that writing books gives. Laurie hopes to entertain and inform with her books, while slowly making the shift from ghostwriting and article writing for a living to focusing on writing books, in order to devote more time to the things that she enjoys the most.
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