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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…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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