My name is Laurie Esposito Harley. I decided I wanted to be a writer in my senior year in high school when i wrote a short piece of fiction entitled The Monarch Butterfly. I have been writing since childhood, when my sister and i would play writing games for fun and I’d craft Little Booklet by LEH as Christmas presents for my older brothers.
In college, I majored in Professional Writing and Editing with a concentration in creative writing. I took a variety of classes that helped further my knowledge of the craft. I got my first real writing gig – writing newsletters for Nightingale Services – around 1998. I began Aardvark Writing, a writing and design service for small businesses, which grew to include five writers and two designers. My largest client was HCI (Human Capital Institute), for which my writers and I wrote over 150 white papers, including several approved by IBM, Monster, and CitiGroup.
When the economy turned in 2008, I turned to freelancing and wrote for numerous clients. In 2013, I began writing for HR & Talent Management. My interest in the field of human resources grew and I discovered that I had a passion for the industry – everything from technology to process and procedures to HR professionals themselves. In November of 2014, I was promoted to the Editor-in-Chief of the HRTM blog and truly enjoyed my career path like I never have before.
In November 2015, HRTM chose to move all personnel to the home office. Since I was a remote employee, I was left to seek out new opportunities.
I am a child of God and a Jesus freak. I am a prayer warrior and unafraid to announce my love of Jesus and my faith in God.
I am the mother of three wonderful children: Annie, Allison, and Tyler. I homeschooled them until 2013, when they entered the 8th, 5th, and 1st grades, respectively.
I’m all over the web, so if you want to know more, you can. Just Google me as either Laurie Harley or Laurie Esposito Harley.
Regardless of how cute the piglet is… don’t you ever regret bacon. D’ya hear me?? Don’t you EVER regret bacon.
“Video games ruined my life. Good thing I have two extra lives.”
Sometimes i believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast. #AliceInWonderland
What do cows and grass have in common? They both say “Moo.” Except for grass.
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” – Ray Bradbury