Published Work


Diffendaffer front cover

Recipient of an Honor in the 2022 Storytelling World Awards Program! The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe and Other Stories (audio CD available–please contact me directly)

Includes Laura’s original story “The Diffendaffer Taffy Cafe,” plus folk tales. Appropriate for kids and adults.

Learn more here.  And there’s even more about the story behind the story here.


invisible realm cover 3a smaller copyThe Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm: A Journey through Dreams, Metaphor, and Imagination

Includes an introduction to dream reading and a selective symbol dictionary.

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Marbles poetry book cover high res smallMarbles: New and Collected Poems

First Church of Metaphor Poetry Collections, Vol. 1

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“Mom’s Chore” on Mise en Poem

“Folding Laundry on a Summer Evening” on Asinine Poetry

For more poetry and essays, see First Church of Metaphor

Short Stories

Silent Meadow Cover“The Silent Meadow” originally appeared in Cricket Magazine

Cover art copyright 2002 Leah Palmer Preiss (used by permission)

Cover art originally appeared in Cricket Magazine

Now available as an ebook

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WolfSongs Vol. 1

Edited by M.H. Bonham
“Wolf Dream,” pp. 146-150Award badge for Wolfsongs 1

Out of Print

Space Sirens coverSpace Sirens: Full-Throttle Space Tales #2

Edited by Carol Hightshoe

“The Silver Snake,” pp. 201-217

WolfSongs Vol. 2
Edited by M. H. Bonham

“Wolf Howl,” pp. 56-69
2013_EBook_WINNER-sm Wolfsongs 2