Laura Deutsch is a writer, editor, and teacher based in Mill Valley, California. For the past 10 years, her classes have focused on personal essay and memoir, writing from the senses, writing as a spiritual practice, and how to get into print. Laura?s personal essays, features, travel, and humor pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times; the San Francisco Chronicle magazine; San Francisco magazine; MORE magazine; Time Out; Mademoiselle; and other publications. Her personal essays have been anthologized in two collections and her commentary has aired on public radio. Visit her website at lauradeutsch.com.