Whether penning a memoir, editing an anthology, writing flash fiction or telling stories live, Laura McHale Holland’s aim as an artist is to engage people and touch them in ways that matter. Resilient Ruin: A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed, Laura’s fourth published book, is a coming of age memoir.

Laura’s childhood memoir, Reversible Skirt,  won a silver medal in the 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards. The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song, an edgy, thought provoking collection of very short fiction, was also spotlighted by Readers Favorite with an honorable mention. The anthology Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood contains work from 76 writers representing every continent except Antarctica. It placed first in the women’s issues category in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and was a finalist for IndieFab Book of the Year in 2015.

Laura’s other writing has appeared in several anthologies, as well as a number of magazines and newspapers. Two of her short plays have been produced in Sonoma County, where she lives with her husband and their two tiny, rambunctious dogs.

To keep up with Laura, visit lauramchaleholland.com, where you can receive a free ebook of punchy, short-short stories available only to her newsletter subscribers.