Laura O. Foster lives in rural Northwest Multnomah County with her husband and children. She grew up in Aurora, Illinois, an old industrial town on the Fox River. She attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she graduated with a degree in Finance. After working East Tennessee, she moved to Portland's Hollywood neighborhood in 1989. She began her writing career in Tennessee as a commercial loan analyst, then moved into technical writing in Portland, and later into trade book publishing. She edits nonfiction titles when she is not working on her own books or articles, and writes and edits for her neighborhood association's newsletter, the Skyline Ridge Runner.
The PASPWACS is a brand new series of presentations by people and organizations related to Art and Social Practice including artists, non-profits, writers, and architects. The presentations are free and open to the public and take place on Wednesdays at 1 pm at Field Work, an off-site social practice classroom and civic space at 1101 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon. For more information go to: http://www.psusocialpractice.org/