Laurie Gough Award-winning author of three memoirs, she is also a journalist and travel writer.

Laurie Gough is the author of the newly-released, Stolen Child: A Mother's Journey to Rescue Her Son from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Dundurn Press); Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours (Penguin), and Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey (Random House), shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award in the U.K., and silver medal winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Travel Book of the Year in the U.S. Over twenty of her stories have been anthologized in literary travel books; she has been a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, and has written for The Guardian, Maclean's, The Walrus, The L.A. Times, USA Today, salon.com, The National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Daily Express, Caribbean Travel + Life, among others. See: www.lauriegough.com