Laura Angaroni was raised in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas and is proud to be from what some would consider the wrong side of the tracks. She attended Baylor University, where she acquired her economics degree and met her cute, New Jersey-born husband, Craig. Their first kiss was at the bear pit, and it wasn’t long before she decided it wouldn’t be so bad to have a last name that might be confused with a type of pasta.

Their many adventures include the birth of their firstborn, a daughter, and later, a seven-year-long vacation in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where their son was born.

They’ve since touched down in the Houston orbit. Laura writes, coaches her teens, reads too much, and distracts the librarian at her son’s school with chitchat instead of shelving books. She just completed a four-year commitment with her church’s high school ministry and plans to chase preschoolers around the church nursery for a bit before returning to work with young adults.