laurel saville


I was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1963.
I have also lived in New Jersey, Vermont, Upstate New York, and currently, on an island near Seattle, WA.
I have a BA in English Literature from New York University and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College.
I have worked in marketing and taught at the graduate and undergraduate level.
I have always been a writer.

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Cancer Blog

Just after my 46th birthday, in the Fall of 2009, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Thankfully, I am now cancer-free. My husband and I kept a blog while going through the ten months of treatment, and had more than 9500 visits to the site. The journey, while harrowing, was also interesting, funny, scary, humorous, and ultimately, successful. I encourage you to read not only our entries, but the guest book, where our many friends cheered us on in their own inimitable ways.

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