Laurie Rothrock Dick, author of _Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society, is a former magazine editor, public relations/marketing manager, newspaper feature writer, and ad copywriter currently writing nonfiction and fiction. National publications include: American History; Flight Magazine; Aviation History; Frontier; Retired Officer; Vietnam; Reconstruction, a Harvard based magazine; Women’s Circle; Family Life Today; Ideals Book; Home Life, and Georgia Tech’s Tech Topics. Regional magazines include: Atlanta Magazine; Guide to Georgia; Where Magazine, Greenville Woman; Georgia Magazine; Northpoints Magazine; The Augusta Spectator, and Southern Distinction. Primedia Publications selected a published article for a special WWII issue. Her novel, Deer Out of Season, was recently selected out of over 400 manuscripts as a top five finalist in The Peter Taylor Literary Contest. She is also the recipient of two writing awards from The Southeastern Writers Association.
She attended Converse College and graduated with a degree in Journalism, Literary Appreciation, from The University of Georgia. While working in public relations/marketing, Ms. Dick initiated and formed a publication for a major Memphis, Tennessee corporation. After meeting with corporate heads, she became the Editor-in-Chief, selecting type, fully editing all the articles, creating artwork and layout, cropping all cuts, and performing all interviews and photography. She was a one - woman circulation department for the magazine, which had a circulation of 3,000. She was also public relations director for the corporations’ employee incentive program, Operation: Go! Other job positions include Editor-in-Chief at TV Guide; Editor-in-Chief of an Atlanta based magazine distributed throughout the South; feature writer for two major Atlanta newspapers; free-lance writer for The Atlanta Journal/Constitution and free-lance
writer for Edgell Publications, a division of Harcourt Brace. As Co-Chair on the Executive Board for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, she created 5,000 press releases. She has also free-lanced for five ad agencies.
A strong self- promoter, she has contacts with bookstores throughout the South and California, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, libraries, book clubs, and annual festivals featuring authors, all of which are happy to promote her work. Authors Augusta Trobaugh and Terry Kay have written book jacket blurbs for Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society.
Married with two children, her hobbies are reading, golf, hiking, travel, attending the symphony, and painting.
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