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Laurie Gough

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Laurie Gough is author of the newly released 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; 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, The Daily Express, Caribbean Travel + Life, among others. She liv ...more

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Laurie Gough I just try to push my way through it. Writing is a hard work but the hardest part is before I start, when I know I have to write and I'm procrastinati…moreI just try to push my way through it. Writing is a hard work but the hardest part is before I start, when I know I have to write and I'm procrastinating (the kitchen cupboard really needs rearranging; I suddenly just have to weed the garden....) I find that once I finally get myself in front of the computer and start writing, the ideas begin to flow. (less)
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True Self Interview with Laurie Gough March 2021

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This interview above just came out in March 2021. People seem to like arm-chair travel when stuck at home during a pandemic!

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The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
“First, picture the forest. I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees. The trees are columns of slick, brindled bark like muscular animals overgrown beyond all reason. Every space is filled with life: delicate, poisonous frogs war-painted like skeletons, clutched in copulation, secreting their precious eggs onto dripping leaves. Vines strangling their own kin in the everlasting wrestle for sunlight. The breathing of monkeys. A glide of snake belly on branch. A single-file army of ants biting a mammoth tree into uniform grains and hauling it down to the dark for their ravenous queen. And, in reply, a choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. This forest eats itself and lives forever.”
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“They say in old stories that you can't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore for a long time.”
Laurie Gough, Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman's Travel Odyssey

“First, picture the forest. I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees. The trees are columns of slick, brindled bark like muscular animals overgrown beyond all reason. Every space is filled with life: delicate, poisonous frogs war-painted like skeletons, clutched in copulation, secreting their precious eggs onto dripping leaves. Vines strangling their own kin in the everlasting wrestle for sunlight. The breathing of monkeys. A glide of snake belly on branch. A single-file army of ants biting a mammoth tree into uniform grains and hauling it down to the dark for their ravenous queen. And, in reply, a choir of seedlings arching their necks out of rotted tree stumps, sucking life out of death. This forest eats itself and lives forever.”
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