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Meet Laurie Notch

Laurie Notch is an educator and author who has published nonfiction, fiction, and cyber graphic novels. She has lectured at Tufts University and other colleges in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. She is Managing Editor of Adventures for the Average Woman Magazine whose mission is to promote women in the literary and visual arts. She is president of Wasted Minds Entertainment, a media production company that has produced television pilots including Strange Attractors (a reality TV program that investigates the odd and extraordinary), Ghost Quest (with an all female ghost hunting team), and Supernatural Hotspots (another paranormal show). She is the author of the novel The Spoiler and writes articles for eHow and The Examiner, among other Web publications.

Laurie holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.A. in Applied Anthropology. She began writing creatively in the late 1990s when she dabbled in horror and science fiction. In 2005, her short story Sex With a Vampire Doesn’t Have to Bite won honorable mention in a contest with Circlet Press. In 2009, Pandora Project picked up several of her horror shorts. Laurie says she gets her inspiration from Rod Serling, Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, and Stephen King. She is now working on a reality TV pilot, a computer-generated cinema, a screenplay, and a half dozen spooky novels.

Laurie Notch currently teaches The Art of Horror Writing at KSURF Webversity.

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