A native New Yorker, Laurie Lesser went to Paris “for six months” after graduating college – and stayed more than 25 years. Back in the States, she now lives in Washington DC, where she works as a writer/editor for a government contractor on international development projects. She writes mostly non-fiction – personal essay and memoir – but is increasingly tempted to play around with the facts through fiction and screenwriting. Her work has appeared in, the Washington Post, Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, Making Bread, and the Huffington Post. In 2014, she received her MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.