Laraine Herring is a writer, professor, and grief therapist. Her books include Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Your Authentic Voice; The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice; On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer’s Block; and Lost Fathers: How Women Can Heal From Adolescent Father Loss. She is the author and illustrator of The Grief Forest: a book we don’t talk about, and her memoir, A Constellation of Ghosts: A Speculative Memoir with Ravens was released in October 2021 from Regal House. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Manifest-Station, K’in, Tiferet, and The Arizona Republic. She won the Barbara Deming Award for Women for her fiction, and her nonfiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the founder of Hags on Fire, an online zine dedicated to women’s writing on perimenopause, menopause, and aging, and is a private book coach for women over 40.