Laura Munson is the author of the New York Times and international bestselling memoir: This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. It has been published in nine countries and featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Publisher’s Weekly and many other newspapers, magazines, and online venues across the globe. Laura is the founder of Haven Writing Retreats which is ranked in the top five writing retreats in the USA. Laura speaks and teaches on the subject of empowerment through creativity at conventions, universities and schools, artist retreat centers, and wellness centers. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, More Magazine, Huffington Post, The Sun, The Shambhala Sun. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show and NPR.