A conversation with writer Laura Munson

Posted on April 2, 2012 by in Writers

Laura Munson is a New York Times best selling author. Her book “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness” has been published in 9 languages. She has 14 novels under her belt, yet with no “platform” they stayed unpublished.  Laura knows how to deal with rejection, personal and creative, which has taken her to next level of fulfillment as a real, live writer. Laura is also lover of life, the arts and of all things Italian.

She write from the heart and when she does so, the world takes note. You feel she is someone who you could sit down and have a glass of wine or a cup of tea … so lets do it….

I spoke to Laura as she sat in her family home, on an icy winters day, in Montana, USA –  February 2012. Click below and listen…

Part Two: Fame? Family life… suffering artist – really?  Writers retreats and inspiring conversation with Laura continues….

To learn more about Laura’s retreats and writing go to http://www.lauramunson.com

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Giselle says:

    Love this Tracy!

    I agree we don’t have to be suffering to be creative – but I guess suffering maybe makes us more sensitive – so it’s not all bad!

    Love the site – keep shedding light!! 🙂

    • tracy says:

      Thank you Giselle, lets hope we are all sensitive enough :-)experiencing rather than suffering?..so glad you have you sharing your thoughts.

  2. I love eavesdropping on your chats from the shed Tracy.
    I was interested in the comment of writing style of people who write short pieces. Most of my published material’s been from news releases for work in the past.
    Although I’m not eloquent and literary, I still have tons of ideas I want to get published. This interview has spurred me on! Must keep writing!!

  3. tracy says:

    Eavesdrop no more Lynne, you are more than welcome 🙂 V. glad to have you joining in the conversation… Yes Lauras thought on writing style between blogs and longer pieces made me think too. Is a blog a place for ideas, maybe like a sketchbook? or a form unique to itself? I would love to know what others think? Fantastic you have been spurred on to keep writing… please share the results.

  4. thanks so much, Tracy for introducing this gem via your ‘conversation’. Despite Easter social engagements I found myself finishing Laura Munson’s book virtually without pause. I cannot tell you how much better I feel about the state of marriage now. In it for the long haul… bring it on! Am now recommending this book to my friend Aubyn who is a counsellor and therapist.

    • tracy says:

      Hi Christine, I am so glad you enjoyed the conversation. I look forward to hearing what Aubyn thinks and I hope she will will feek free to join in the conversation too. 🙂 Laura’s book is inspiring for lots of aspects of life.