Laurie Crookell

Laurie CrookellLaurie has encountered many unique life experiences that have inspired her with deep insights into the power of the human spirit. A writer, speaker, empowerment consultant, and International Best Selling Author, she holds a BA in Economics and works as a math and literacy specialist for children with learning differences through her business, Learning For Life.

Her life experiences have given her a passionate desire to inspire others to rise above life’s challenges, and live a life that resonates with their true selves. Through her work, she motivates others to utilize their struggles as a catalyst into living a happier and more fulfilled life. As such, Laurie is dedicated to raising awareness of learning differences so all children will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Laurie also owns a freelance writing business, Where Words are Art. Passionate about writing and the power of words, she has had her writing recognized in several writing competitions. Her essay, “Learning, Upside Down” won the 2010 Human Potential Nonfiction Writing Contest. The link is listed below, along with the link for a second essay entitled, “Different Shades of Perfect”.

She has also been a finalist in the Writers’ Union of Canada Writing for Children Competition with her picture books, “Aaron’s Salmon” and “Frieda’s Frogs”. Most recently, two of her children’s stories, “Saving the Seahorses” and “Jennifer’s Got Pizzazz” were short-listed as finalists in the 2013 Surrey International Writers’ Conference Writing Contest, in the Writing for Young People Category.

You can connect with Laurie through:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurie.crookell
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/LaurieCrookellAuthor
Email: lauriecrookell@shaw.ca
Website: www.lauriecrookell.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laurie-crookell/52/37/859
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurieCrookell
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLMMzsyFh1DCqHRnJ9rCcw
Essay, LEARNING, UPSIDE DOWN: http://inhousepress.ca/contest10nf.html
Essay, DIFFERENT SHADES OF PERFECT: http://inhousepress.ca/essay210.html