Laura L. Engel likes to say she is late to the game as a budding new author. Originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, Laura has lived in Southern California for over 50 years. She and her husband, Gene are the proud parents of six grown children along with their significant others. They are delighted to be Grammy and PaPa to ten grandchildren. Recently retired after 30 plus years as a regional sales representative for an international title insurance company, Laura left the corporate world and plunged headlong into her second career as a writer in 2017.

Laura has had two scenes from her memoir chosen for the San Diego Memoir Showcase. Her scene, ‘Secret Son’ is published in the award winning anthology ‘Shaking the Tree’. Her scene ‘Do They Know?’ was selected as one of the ten winners for the San Diego Memoir Showcase in 2018. It was published in 2019 in Amazon Best Seller and Award winning Shaking The Tree 2 and Shaking The Tree 3. She is a current member of the International Women Writers Guild and President of the San Diego Memoir Writers Association. Laura’s memoir is ‘You’ll Forget This Ever Happened’. Check out her website for more information regarding her memoir.

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