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Laura Goodspeed

Laura Goodspeed is a grateful-to-be-middle-aged dyke who splits her time between San Francisco and rural Western Massachusetts, where she is taming the persistent insurrection of a pre-Civil War farmhouse and busily tending to a four-legged brood. She is a psychotherapist who has worked extensively with individuals living with chronic and terminal medical conditions. Through this professional work, as well as her personal experience having two breast cancer diagnoses and an intractable case of Crohn's disease from childhood, Laura's writing attempts to forge meaning and beauty from the realities of life threatening illness.