Laura loves to write almost as much as she likes to drink tea. She got her start as a contributor to the University of Wisconsin’s student paper The Daily Cardinal and went on to write regularly for The Princeton Review and Match.com. Laura is the author of The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011), The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2008), and Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2005). She is also the author and publisher of Planet Explorers travel guides for kids. Laura lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her enormous cat Ramona and can usually be found sampling cheese at the farmer’s market.