Laura A. Ewald, CED Content Editor, Ghostwriter, Critique Specialist, and Indexer, is a former university librarian turned freelance author, editor, and public speaker. She began writing plays in the 1980s and wrote her first full-length novel in 1990. She has been writing and publishing her own work—scholarly, professional, and fictional—since 1999 and has been editing and ghostwriting for others since 2011, when she quit her day job in order to pursue her dream of writing full time. An eclectic scholar, Laura has a BA in Classical Studies from the University of Washington, (Seattle) and a BA in Drama (music minor) from Central Washington University (Ellensburg). She pursued and earned her Masters of Library Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, because of her love of books and scholarship then went on to earn her MA in Organizational Communication at Murray State University (Kentucky), where she worked as a reference and research instruction librarian. In 2006 Laura continued her reference and library instruction work at Greenville College (now Greenville University, Illinois), and in 2009, she added to her freelance repertoire by studying back-of-book indexing through the University of California, Berkeley. Laura brings this diverse background and a love of reading to her current work as editor, critique specialist, and ghostwriter. She enjoys nothing more than helping other writers reach their full potential and realize their writing dreams. A happy transplant to the “Deep South,” Laura shares her southern Mississippi home with her elderly parents and an ever-changing assortment of adopted stray cats. She continues to pursue her avocation in drama by writing, creating, directing, performing, and teaching for The Everyman Puppet Theatre, which Laura founded in 2012, including an annual Christmas Festival of Lessons & Carols with Puppets at St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church, where Laura provides music on special occasions and serves as Junior Warden.