Laura Bynum

LAURA BYNUM was born in Springfield, Illinois (Land of Lincoln) in 1968. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, and earned an MA in Mass Media and Interpersonal Communications from Eastern Illinois University. She has extensive experience in marketing, corporate training and public relations. In 2006 she attended the Maui Writer’s Conference and was awarded its top prize—the Rupert Hughes Prose Award—for an early draft of VERACITY. She is currently at work on a second novel. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Virginia.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be one with yourself and all things will come to you - Lao Tzu

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Photography.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Hypocrisy.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm content to be me. I'd like to have fewer crow's feet, but they've been well-earned.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I believe perfect happiness comes in waves and that it's the result of a collision between perfect understanding and absolute appreciation. It's like having a brief glimpse into the perfection of everything and feeling completely comfortable with whatever I'm going through, good or bad. For me, these waves hit most often when I'm with my children or out of doors: my face in the sun; when I'm near the ocean; walking in the woods.

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