Despite the numbing blow of losing her husband when she was
so young, Pauline's professional experience includes twenty years
in the field of education, both in the public and private sector.
Born and raised in southern Illinois, she moved to the Chicago
area after she graduated from Southern Illinois University in
After a few years of
teaching high school, she was drawn by John Denver's music to
explore the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. She settled in Denver,
bought a home, and raised her daughter there. When her daughter
graduated from high school, Pauline moved to Northern California
to begin her work in the field of personal growth and development.
Her pioneering spirit
has led her to explore many new adventures. She loves mountain
biking, hiking, cross-country skiing and gardening. She also
never misses the opportunity to babysit for her grandchildren.
In recent years she
has had her own business as a Personal
Life Coach and an Inspirational Speaker. Since 1992, when she began writing her memoir, she has been speaking about writing as a spiritual path and an avenue to express unresolved grief.
She lives, writes and
works in Northern California.
Pauline & her
Pauline & her granddaughter,
Michelle & Pauline.
Michelle, Sadie (Pauline's
second grandchild) & Pauline.
Grief Denied: A Vietnam Widow's Story, is available in soft cover for $14.95, plus $3.00 shipping/handling (+$1.00 S/H for each additional book). Shipping is by Media Mail. (California residents add $0.82 sales tax per book.)
Pauline Laurent by e-mail at
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