Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

Podcaster, educator, author

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh, M.S. is a consultant, podcaster, writer and activist living in Virginia.

She is the author of >The Specific Scent of Snakes, >The Auldton Laughing Club, Eating With Your Anorexic, and >Throwing Starfish Across the Sea.< (with co-author Charlotte Bevan).

Her work has appeared in Skirt!, Adoptive Parenting, the Red River Review, The Potomac Review and for many years as a columnist at the Fauquier Times-Democrat in her “Soap Box” column. Laura has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and the BBC, among others.

In her spare time she tap dances for her two kids and patient husband. You can reach her at LM@circummensam.