Laura Pedersen is an author, humorist, journalist, and playwright. A former columnist at The New York Times, she’s written 14 books of adult fiction and nonfiction, the most recent being Life in New York. An ongoing series of educational children’s books tackles subjects such as managing screen time, coping with family finances, and girls pursuing STEM. Her award-winning play The Brightness of Heaven had an extended run Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Laura writes for several well-known comedians and has appeared on programs such as Oprah, David Letterman, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and The Today Show. She lives in NYC.