Laurie Isola is a California-based writer, editor and researcher whose work has appeared in print and online.

Publications include Oakland and Alameda magazines, Via Magazine, Rough Guides and

In her travels, she has climbed the Great Pyramids at Giza, explored the Transylvanian countryside, opened and operated a taco truck in Berlin and called the singular city of Barcelona her home.

To thunder with teacher. Write always what you think.
- Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write

C’mon, Simone, let’s talk about your big “but.”
- Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure