Laura Bynum

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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.

Photograph by Greg Ziegler

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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. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I have a strong sense of justice. Or maybe it's more an intolerance of BS.

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

A. Photography.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela (Helen Thomas is a close second)

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Most of them are expletives and are most often uttered while in traffic.

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