I'm a storyteller, writer, dream reader, and teacher with a wide variety of artistic and social interests. I love the use of juxtaposition of images and words to shake loose creative energy. I work to make my neighborhood safe for pollinators, I photograph the beautiful world I live in, and tell stories to children and adults.

I also edit and publish non-fiction and poetry, and I offer Juxtaprise Writing Classes and dream interpretation (one-on-one and groups).

Photo credit: Mark Stevens

Upcoming Appearances

Rocky Mountain Storytelling “Story Seeds” Conference and Concerts
Laura will be performing in the performance olio on Saturday, April 13, 2019. For more information and how to register for the conference, go to http://rmstory.org/conference/overview/
Rocky Mountain Storytelling promo 2019
Several Silly Summertime Stories and Spirits
Tales from around the world featuring extraordinary characters can help us usher in summer with smiles, giggles and laughter.  Enjoy a refreshing drink while professional storytellers Laura Deal and Kathy Santopietro share stories that tickle our funny bones and surface some blossoming humor.  What a way to welcome the season of daisies, picnics, hay rides, and high jinks together!
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Doors open at 6 p.m., stories begin at 7 p.m. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available.
Stellar Stories, Oh My!
Join us as Northern Colorado Storytellers Rachel Ann Harding and Laura Deal stretch the galaxy of imagination as they tell tales from a variety of cultures about the universe and stars.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 2pm-3pm, at the Windsor-Severance Library located at 720 3rd Street, Windsor, CO 80550


Write Club! Adam Booth!

I’m throwing exclamation marks around because it’s shaping up to be a great month. I’m returning to Write Club Denver on February 7 and hosting the delightful Adam Booth for both a masterclass on cinematic storytelling and a house concert on February 24!

My Write Club topic is “Love.” Plenty to say about that! Will I come home with a third trophy? Doesn’t love always win? Get more information at Write Club Denver’s Facebook page. Then come cheer me on!Laura's first and second trophies from Write Club Denver


I first met Adam in person at the Timpanogos in September of 2018, though our stories appeared together on Episode Thirty of the Story Story Podcast. His teaching was excellent, and his storytelling mesmerized me. I’m pinching myself that I have the opportunity to host him and eager to learn from and listen to him again! Check out more information about Adam Booth’s Masterclass here, and our Evening of Stories here.  You don’t want to miss him on February 24 in Boulder, CO!Adam Booth confetti too small


GDPR and My Privacy Policy

If you landed here, you’ve probably discovered that I don’t currently offer a newsletter and so the only place email addresses are collected are through the contact form or if you comment on a post. I will use those addresses to reply to people privately, if requested. Also:

  • I will never sell your personally identifying information. I will never give it to anyone without directly asking your permission first (and likely will never give it away for any reason.)
  • This website is the only entity authorized to use any personally identifying information gathered from visitors (email addresses, in this case), and it will only use that information for purposes of notification about website updates or direct interaction initiated by visitors to the site.

More updates coming soon! Thanks for stopping by.