There are many paths that lead one to become an author. Laura Lipari’s journey to publication is as colorful and unorthodox as any. Laura has always been an educator. She graduated from college in 1939 at the age of 22 when a lot of women didn’t do this. Soon after graduation, she had a double position of teaching Italian at Cleveland College and at the same time she taught French to high schoolers. Her contract read that if she got pregnant, she would be dismissed, and if she got married, her contract would not be renewed. But she fell in love and did get married, and her husband brought her back to Italy where she taught English. (link this part in her blog series) She was already fluent in English, Italian, French, Spanish and eventually gained proficiency in German. She was the quintessential life-long learner. Therefore, a foray into the world of writing was not a stretch.