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Best known for the chick-lit hit, You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs that received a reissue, movie option, and multiple printings here and abroad, Laurie has also written the novels Looking for Mr. Goodfrog and The Shiksa SyndromeShe is a contributor to the books Live Alone and Like It, It’s A Wonderful Lie, Scenes from a Holiday, No Kidding, and publications Splash Magazines, New York Times “Complaint Box” and Full Grown People.

A produced and published OOB playwright, At the Hotel Texas was included in the Fifth Annual Women’s Playwright Festival at the Ivoryton Playhouse and published (The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2021) along with The Incredible Egg (The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2016) and All My Problems (The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2013), Better than Steve & Eydie (Finalist - Summit Playhouse Bake-Off) and work in New Monologues for Women by Women Volume II and Best Men’s Stage Monologues 1999.  Presentations include: Love in the Time of Recession - The Musical (Across a Crowded Room- Lincoln Center) and Charlie & Flo (PS NBC- HERE Arts Center) among many productions at the Workshop Theater where Laurie’s a longtime Company Artist. She is the Book writer on a new musical, The Pet Project, with Nancy Shayne (Music & Lyrics), that had readings at Loyola NOLA and AMT Theater - NYC. Laurie also founded and runs ShopTalk, a creative salon for theater professionals.

Having worked for years as an actress, Laurie’s favorite theatrical role was Frenchy in the Broadway hit Grease, and her favorite commercial for Maxwell House Coffee. She plays herself in the documentary, Mr. Right, and has done promotional appearances on Fox & Friends, Better TV, Joan Hamburg, SiriusXM, CNN Radio, and ABC World News Now. 

Laurie loves food, dogs, the beach and long talks over a glass of wine – especially by the river. She belongs to a book club, theater company and temple, B’nai Jeshurun, where she volunteers as the Tuesday Night Coordinator for the homeless shelter. She lives in New York City.  

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