Laura Gaddis is a writer of mostly nonfiction essays and memoir-style pieces. While formally trained in clinical psychology, she found her way back to her love of language and storytelling after the loss of her first daughter Sophia during pregnancy. Since then, Laura has shared a myriad of stories from her life. She felt her loss was the impetus to get her back to writing, but there are an infinite number of stories to be told.
Writing mostly nonfiction, Laura opens up about her life after several miscarriages. She has since had a successful (yet difficult) pregnancy. Her daughter Evelyn is often the source of her writing. Laura has connected with many readers when speaking of her time spent with Evelyn in the NICU, premature births, and the developmental delays that can ensue.
Laura enjoys sharing her life and finding beautiful ways to document the struggles that come with being human. She has published on websites such as Scary Mommy, Tiny Buddha, Still Standing Magazine, and The Mighty. She also recently had an excerpt from her memoir titled “Twenty Weeks” accepted for publication in Thin Air Magazine.
When not writing, Laura teaches psychology courses at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She resides with her husband Jason, daughter Evelyn, and pug Rocky.