Laurie E. Notch is a published author in fiction and non-fiction. She has written for stage and screen and worked with visual media production in collaboration with several media development and production companies, including Flat Foot FIlms (Cubeghouls teaser, Spanking Tinkerbell documentary film which was the buzz of the 2008 Pulicity Summit in New Yorl City), TV pilots Ghost Quest and Strange Attractors as aired on WGME in 2008), Wasted Minds Entertainment (Ghosts in Portland, Maine for the TV pilot Supernatural Hot Spots), CascoStudious Productions (Forces of Evolution), Honeytree Films (feature film 40 West), Girl on the Go Productions (web series Paid in Vegas development), Real Media Solutions (Cisco Live 2012), and Savage Light Studios (webisode Two Hits for the series Project Z). Laurie has been a screenwriter and script consultant for film and web- based projects. She has also been contracted to write screen adaptations of the books Scattered Like Seeds and Kisses from a Distance. In 2015 she entered her short film Drive-in Love in film festivals. She is currently reviving the documentary The ParaNorm (formerly with Zogby Entertainment). She has been featured in newspapers and on podcasts about her work with the paranormal community.
Laurie received her MFA in Creative Writing at the University in Southern Maine and her MA in Applied Anthropology at American University. Her published works include her historical fiction novel The Spoiler (2007) and an anthology of horror shorts. Her story Death’s a Bitch and Then You Haunt ranked #4 on Google’s Top Ten Paranormal Writers List in 2010. Her nonfiction article “Fearsome Female Phantoms” appeared in The Infinite Facets of Sphere (2012). She has also served as a cultural consultant for The Lonely Planet Guidebooks: Korea (1998) and a venue script writer for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Laurie teaches Anthropology, Sociology and US History at Southern Maine Community College and conducts creative writing workshops at Merrymeeting Adult Education Center and the Maine Correctional Center where she works with incarcerated youth and women.