Laura Bowers Foreman is a writer, teacher and editor.  A novelist and nature writer, she has published in various magazines, journals and anthologies.  Most recently her essay, Waking the Tiger, was published in the Journal, NILAS: Nature in Legend and Story.  Additionally, her work has also appeared in Earthlight Magazine, The Seattle P-I,The Christian Science Monitor as well as various anthologies, including the Farrar, Straus and Giroux publication of The Sweet Breathing of Plants.

Her article, The Secret Family Life of Cougars, was featured as the cover story for the April 2009 issue of Wildlife Conservation Magazine. Her novel, The Lies They Lived, is in the final stages of writing.

In partnership with the prestigious and award winning literary journal, The Georgia Review, Foreman is the founder of The Bowers House:  A Writers’ Retreat and Literary Center.  Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, her grandparents’ home in Northeast Georgia was originally built as a hotel in 1921.   The house is now fully restored as a quiet haven for writers to come, contemplate and discover their own story. For more information please visit: the site.

As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Foreman spent her childhood on the move but as an adult, she has lived in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state for thirty years. She and her husband have raised their two children in the north woods, alongside bears, coyotes and cougars.


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