About Me

About Me

Posted 06/3/19 3:56 PM by tom

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver

Lara Alspaugh

Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a writer.

There is always a journal inside my purse, my words tucked deeply inside the pages. Pen and paper have been a safe place for me to be honest with myself in ways I perhaps struggle with in the daylight. In fact, I often do not know what I think or how I feel about something until I’ve written about it. 

My blog, Confessions of a Daughterless Mother, is my personal account of being a wife, momma, sister, aunt, friend, writer and human. My novels, Last Turn Home and Where the Beauty Is, are simply mirrors held up to my life, reflecting back the lessons I’ve learned and all that I don’t know yet.  

I try to look for the beauty of small moments (a new skill for sure!), which is one of the reasons my books are all set in Michigan, where I have lived most of my life. I hope you not only find relatable characters, but find destinations you want to visit. Michigan is an unsung gem, which I hope I can help you discover. 

When I’m not writing? You can find me at the gym, on a walk with my husband (who happens to double as my favorite person in the world) and our Labrador Lulu, in the kitchen making food for my three (almost grown) sons, doing laundry, watering my ferns, reading, organizing my planner, drinking wine, eating good food with our dear friends or my favorite: on our boat, in the sunshine. If you can’t find me there, I’m probably at the grocery store. I am always at the grocery store. 

I love to talk—about my books, about writing, about motherhood, womanhood, being human and being flawed and all the beauty in-between. I’d be happy to visit your book club and discuss any and all of these things. Use my contact form on the home page for more information.