About The Author
Laurel Hermanson is editor-in-chief of STIR Journal. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and worked in marketing, accounting and software development before pursuing her dream of barely making a living as a freelance writer, editor and stay-at-home mom. Her first novel, Soft Landing, was published in 2009. Her essays have appeared online at Role Reboot, Daily Life, Everyday Feminism and the Manifest-Station, among others. Her first novel, Soft Landing, was published in 2009. She remains committed to social equality and protecting the planet. She lives with her family in Oregon and works from home in her pajamas.