Laurie Esposito Harley
wanted to be a marine biologist when she was young. Her senior year
in high school, she had to either prepare a presentation for the
class or write a short story. Being rather shy, she chose the short
story, especially since she had been working on one from her "secret"
spot on the garage roof overlooking the garden. Her teacher, Mrs.
Hoover, really liked her story and Laurie eventually turned it into
a short novel, called The Monarch Butterfly. Laurie wrote a novel-length
story entitled Pink - I'm Pregnant. She's written hundreds of poems
and has been published in The Warren Tribune, Georgia Magazine,
The Review Newspaper, and Senior News.
Laurie is the CEO of
Aardvark Writing and Aardvark
Publishers. She started the writing and design service in 1998 and
has written for organizations such as CitiGroup, IBM, and Monster.
She currently freelances, writing for numerous online sources.
Laurie is married to
James, who is her sounding board and the one person who can make
her laugh so hard that milk comes out her nose. She has three beautiful
children. Annie, 10, is a singer, songwriter, and artist. You may
have heard of her. Allison, 7, is still growing into most of her
talents, which include art; however, her sense of humor is full-grown.
She's been called "the funniest girl I know" by her 5-year-old
cousin. Tyler, 3, is a little learning machine. He's all boy with
his love of cars, sports, and worms. He also loves playing Barbies
and having his toenails painted.