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Laura Carney is a magazine copy editor, writer and illustrator who lives in Montclair, NJ. She copyedits Good Housekeeping full-time and proofreads for St. Martin's Press on a freelance basis. Laura has written for the Washington Post, The Hill, Good Housekeeping, Runner's World, the Associated Press, OK! magazine, McSweeney’s, Monkeybicycle, Vagabondage Press, various trade magazines, Basket of Kisses and Fashion and Grammar Gripes.

She is writing a memoir about her father, who was killed by a distracted driver, and works to raise awareness as an advocate with End Distracted Driving, the Safe Roads Alliance, the National Safety Council and the Road to Zero Coalition and as a marathon runner. E-mail her at carney.laura{at}gmail.com.