Jesse Speelman Photography www.jessespeelman.com

Author of The Charm Necklace, Running to Stand Still, and The Longest Way Down. Writer of stories about finding beauty in brokenness.

I am a Wife. Adventurer. Magic believer. Coffee drinker. Lover of words and books, the woods and walks.

I have a tendency to ask more questions than there are answers for and think fiction (in any form) is the best place to learn about the world.

I have to believe that something beautiful and transformative will come out of the dark places of heartbreak and disappointment that we all go through. 

I believe you should always honor yourself—where you’ve been, where you’re at, and where you’re going. And that also means I believe in letting yourself be completely broken (as in, vulnerable and human). I also believe in love, the goodness in people, in light and in darkness, in truth, and that there are good things worth fighting for.

Born and bred in Detroit, I grew up reading Harry Potter, watching Gilmore Girls, listening (and dancing) to a lot of music, and wondering why people do what they do. I graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in Psychology. And currently, want nothing more than to live on a 100-acre farm in the middle of nowhere.

 It’s always good to know you’re not alone in the world. If you think I’m your kind of person, reach out. Let’s chat about books, coffee, tattoos, Once Upon a Time, all things psychology, and the many mysteries of the universe – find me on Instagram, Goodreads, or better yet, email me at [email protected] You can also find me at Wonderstruck.laurenrosolino.com blogging about books, the creative process, and what it means to create a life here in this world.

Photography by Jesse Speelman Photography.