Laurie Larsen has had a multitude of jobs throughout her life: waitress, snack bar worker, press release writer, claim rep, supervisor, and computer instructor. Probably her most bizarre job was vaccuum cleaner tester -- she spent an entire summer sitting on a stool, pushing a vaccuum, racking up miles so the advertising could accurately state how long the thing would last. Right now, her day job is Information Technology Manager, but the job she has the most fun at is published author. Laurie is the author of five books. The Chronicles of Casey V is her fifth novel, and her first Young Adult novel. For more information on her other books, as well as a journal, photo album and contest offerings, visit Laurie online at her website.