Laura Kemp is a teacher who loves to write about her home state of
Michigan. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Western Michigan
University where she studied under Stuart Dybek, and has had her short
fiction published in *Chicken Soup for the Soul, Word Riot *and* SLAB:
Sound and Literary Art Book. *“The Pursuit of Happiness,” – a short story
she wrote while at WMU- was chosen as a finalist in the Trial Balloon
Fiction Contest.

When not writing, Laura enjoys musical theatre, hiking, swimming, reading
and performing with her Celtic folk band- Si Bhaeg Si Mohr.  She also
enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as her dog,  four
hamsters, ten chickens, two horses and eight  (and counting) cats. She also
realizes the last sentence sounds like a song from *Gypsy.*

Laura loves to connect with readers on her blog: (Sea Legs on Land), as well as on Facebook
and Twitter (@EllebethKemp)

Evening in the Yellow Wood

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