Dynamic communication through writing and broadcasting are Laura’s distinctive talents. She is co-author of 8 editions of Fun with the Family: Southern California (Globe Pequot; 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995); and Day Trips from Los Angeles (GPP Travel, 2010). Laura is the author of Forest Lawn: The First 100 Years (2007); 100 Years in the Life of Forest Lawn Illustrated (2007); NALMCO: Golden Reflections (2003); Weasku Inn: Oregon’s Legendary Rogue River Resort (1998); The Upham Hotel: Celebrating 125 Years of Santa Barbara Hospitality (1996); A 50-Year History of CUPA–The College & University Personnel Association (1995); Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks: A Place for the Living (1994); Elvis Presley’s Graceland: The Official Guidebook (1996, 1994); MGM Grand Commemorative Book (1993) and San Ysidro Ranch: A Century of Legendary Hospitality (1992). Laura’s by-line appears in numerous periodicals and she serves (since 2005) as editor-in-chief of the annual Solvang & The Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Guide for Custom Media Group. Over the airwaves, Laura worked as a part-time announcer from 1990-95 on 101.7 FM K-LITE (KSBL) Radio Santa Barbara; hosted the internationally syndicated smooth jazz program Soundscapes (1994-95) and was the “Great Escapes” correspondent from 1995-2004 for Elmer Dills’ Good Life Show on 870AM KRLA Radio in Los Angeles as well as radio/internet broadcasts worldwide.