Who is Laura Davis?
Laura Davis is the author of seven non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be and I Thought Wed Never Speak Again. Lauras groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and have sold more than 1.8 million copies. In the course of her career as a communicator, Laura has also worked as a columnist, talk show host, radio reporter, radio producer, blogger, editor, and speaker. Words have always been at the core of her work and her self-expression.
She says, “Writing has been a companion of mine my whole life. I have used words to understand myself, to express myself, to provoke, to educate, to inspire, to make my mark in the world. I’ve been an author seven times over, a talk show host, a news reporter, a workshop leader, a speaker, a blogger, a columnist, and a writing teacher. Everything I’ve ever done has focused on communication, using words—both spoken and written—to open hearts and minds. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an agent of change. Although my pathway keeps changing, words are always at the center.”
Currently, Laura leads weekly writing groups and memoir writing retreats in Santa Cruz, CA, but she has been mentoring and supporting writers for the past 20 years. It is truly the work of her heart: “I love teaching. I love watching my students find their natural voice and their rhythm. I love it when they find their true stories and discover the courage to put them on the page. I feel like a midwife as my students birth their stories, and I feel honored to witness their bursts of creativity and pure life energy pouring out on the page. Our writing circles are safe places where skills are honed, tears and laughter are welcome, and each writer is seen, heard and deeply known.”
Here’s Laura reading her work at the Writer’s Journey Spring Salon:
Links: Laura Davis writing coach in the news, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 02/28/2010, by Janelle Weaver
Writing with Courage, Santa Cruz Good Times, 3/4/10 by Christa Martin
Special Needs Workshop, 3/11/10, SF Examiner.com, by Suki Wessling
The New World of Publishing, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 5/19/11, by Wallace Baine.