Mount Everest © 2014 Peter Vanicek

Welcome to Laurasmagicday.

While full of challenges, 2014 was a year of miracles. I met myself in the world and this has changed me in ways I could have never imagined.

Thank you for letting me share this moment with you.

I was not supposed to be trekking the Everest Base Camp trail. My journey began as a five-week research trip for a screenplay I was trying to write at the time. Before it was over I would write the screenplay, meet Jane Goodall, help with Global Dental Relief in Nepal and so much more.

The real magic happened when I trusted myself and the unknown more than the plan.

Happy Holidays you, dear reader, and a very Happy New Year. I’m honored to be on this journey with you. Thank you. Here’s to our adventures in 2015.

I’ve just retitled this blog to say “stories about travel, spirit and passion” I originally thought I’d call it “stories about travel, resilience and self-discovery” but I really have a hard time spelling resilience and it sounds kind of clinical to me. While I’ve learned many lessons about resilience, my stories really are about spirit. Then there’s self-discovery, which is certainly a common theme in my work. I feel self-discovery is a part of living passionately. As is intuition, fun, love, joy, pain, heartache, enthusiasm and the list goes on. So I decided to explore and illuminate spirit and passion in my work going forward. My work now encompasses filmmaking, fiction, travel writing as well as screenplays.

Let’s connect:






elliwrite [at] yahoo [dot] com

A Visit to Dracula’s Castle The Los Angeles Times

Phil Spector’s Fateful Evening The Los Angeles Times

9 Comments on “ABOUT

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  2. I was planning to be a hippie for this Halloween; after seeing your photo and reading your blog, I might have to change to make it a little scarier – hippies covered in worms?? That has a zombie quality to it. Enjoy your book tours!

    • LOL! Yes. Yes it would. I think the whole undead-hippie-vampire-thang will be the wave of the literary future:) Don’t you? Maybe use gummy worms?? Thanks Les! I hope I don’t laugh myself silly tomorrow. hee-hee On the other hand, what about the undead-disco-vampire-thang?

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  4. Oh, it looks like ya’ll had SO much fun! I loved the interview with you and Nicole. You both were lovely, so poised and it was wonderful to hear you both speak about your books “in person.” I am not real familiar with Nicole and Mortal Obligation, so I’ll be adding that one to my ever-growing TBR list!

    I’ll have to see about Orlando. I love Florida and escaping cold, frozen Ohio in January would be divine. Thanks so much for this lovely summary of the weekend with the Paranormal Plumes!!! :)

    • Dani,
      Savannah was incredible! Thanks for taking a peek at our interview:) Nichole and I were SOOO nervous.But somehow we pulled it off! [I think it helped to be after Gaston the service dog:) He warmed up the studio for us:)] Nichole is a great gal. We’ll never forget how we first met! I’m reading Mortal Obligation now and loving it! Hope you do to:) Will be awesome to see you in Orlando! Here’s to one more Plume!!! I hope you can make it :)

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