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"There's nothing more useless than a mind filled with someone else's thoughts. What matters most is what YOU think!"

Background Information

Laurie Gray is an attorney, author and consultant in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A former teacher, deputy prosecutor and guardian ad litem, Laurie also works as a bilingual child forensic interviewer (Spanish-English) at her local Child Advocacy Center.  She is the founder of Socratic Parenting, LLC ( and has served on the faculty at the National Symposium on Child Abuse in Huntsville, Alabama, and at the Midwest Writers Conference at Ball State University.  Laurie is a Published and Listed (P.A.L.) member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Her debut novel, Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/May 2010), won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal for excellence in young adult literature. Luminis Books published Laurie's second young adult novel, Maybe I Will, in 2013 and will publish her third, Just Myrto, and her parenting book, A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting, in 2014.

Birth Place
Auburn, IN USA

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Gold Medal in the Young Adult Religion/Spirituality category, 2010

Institute of Children’s Literature, 2006

Outstanding Prosecutor Award, Child Advocacy Center, Allen County, Indiana, 2000

Additional Information

Just Myrto: Marrying Socrates launches Myrto, granddaughter of Aristides the Just, on a journey through Ancient Greek metaphysics to discover the wonder of being "Just Myrto." Maybe I Will: A sexually assaulted teenager resists conformity, yet discovers freedom of self-expression through the physical forms in Taekwondo and the poetic form of Shakespeare's sonnets.

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Socratic Parenting, LLC
Socratic Parenting LLC empowers all people to feel, think and act with their own spiritual awareness, clarity and confidence.

Token of Change
Token of Change™ is a 1 5/16th inch gold colored, bright bronze coin and an Affirmation poem printed on a magnet. Together they empower you to become who you really want to be.

Sophie's Cafe
Laurie created and manages the website and acts as a consultant for this women's empowerment group. Created and facilitated by women for women, Sophie’s Café is a support group intentionally designed to empower women to break self-defeating patterns and establish healthy boundaries. Participants from all walks of life connect in a safe and affirming circle to explore and honor each woman’s unique, inner wisdom. As we learn to accept and love ourselves, we build a respectful and loving community around us.

Summer Sanctuary
Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/2010) is Laurie's debut young adult novel. A 12-year-old preacher's kid meets a homeless teen at his local library and convinces her to live secretly in his church for the summer. Summer Sanctuary won a Moonbeam Gold Medal for excellence in Children's Literature.

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