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Laura Munson


Laura Munson

Laura Munson is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the memoir THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness and the USA Today bestselling novel WILLA'S GROVE. Her books have been published in nine countries and featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, Redbook, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly and many other newspapers, magazines and online venues across the globe.

Laura speaks and teaches on the subjects of empowerment, creative self-expression and the language of change at conventions, universities and schools, writing retreats/workshops and wellness centers. She is the founder of the acclaimed Haven Writing Retreats and has worked with hundreds of people in locales around the States, and internationally.

Her work has been published in the New York Times Modern Love Column, the New York Times Magazine, O. Magazine, The Week, Huffington Post, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, More Magazine, The Sun and many others. She has appeared on "Good Morning America," "The Early Show," WGN, many NPR stations and Hay House radio, as well as other media, including London’s "This Morning" and Australia’s "Sunrise." She lives in Montana with her family.

Books by Laura Munson

by Laura Munson - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Three women, from coast to coast and in between, open their mailboxes to the same intriguing invitation. The sender is Willa Silvester, who is reeling from the untimely death of her beloved husband and the reality that she must say goodbye to the small mountain town they founded together. Yet as she mourns her losses, an impossible question keeps staring her in the face: So now what? Struggling to find the answer alone, Willa eventually calls a childhood friend who happens to be in her own world of hurt. They decide to host a weeklong interlude from life, and invite two other friends facing their own quandaries. Soon the four women converge at Willa's Montana homestead, a place where they can learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together.