Is it better than driving a taxi?

Every list has its charm and idiocy, and the US News annual list of the 100 best jobs is no exception. The list attempts to rank jobs according to some mix of demand, salary, and satisfaction. Hence nursing or being a physician’s assistant score very high, whereas writing does not. Indeed, while being a receptionist or a taxi driver make the list, becoming a w… read more »

Out today: The Cortlandt Boys (my novel)

I am happy to announce that my novel, The Cortlandt Boys, is now out as an ebook, and available for purchase at major retailers. Here are the links to Amazon, to Barnes & Noble, and iTunes (if you frequent another e-retailer, let me know and I’ll hunt down links for those too).
This is the story of a small town high school basketball team that wins the Pe… read more »

What stories people read and shared in 2014 (Fast Company version)

In addition to blogging here, I’ve been writing three stories a week for the past year and a half over at Fast Company’s website. This has been a fun gig partly because the potential audience reach is so huge. When I see that something is being shared broadly, I know it is resonating with people. That’s often a sign it’s worth writing about more. Here are… read more »

Your favorite posts of 2014

In evaluating my various professional endeavors, I’ve spent some time over the past week looking at what people chose to read in 2014, and what they did not. Here are a few of my most popular posts from this blog, and why I think people liked them (I’ll write about my most-read Fast Company posts later this week).… read more »

Book updates

If you read this blog daily, perhaps you’ve never thought “hey, I’d love to read even more of Laura’s musings!” But if you have, a quick update on one of my book projects.
The Cortlandt Boys, my novel, is in the final stages of the ebook production process and will most likely start showing up at major retailers next week. Just in time for the holidays,… read more »