About Laurie McConnachie

Laurie McConnachie was born and raised in Seattle. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees in art history and art education from Stanford University. Her essays have been published in the anthologies Voices of Caregiving, The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength, A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s and A Cup of Comfort for the Grieving Heart. She lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with her husband and two children.

Tender is the Harvest, A Winning Essay by Laurie McConnachie

Our contest judge Holly Hughes  wrote these words in choosing Laurie McConnachie’s essay as one of our three winners: This is a deeply moving account of a daughter who lost her mother to a brain tumor when she was in her late 20s—and how she learns to move through grief and open her heart to … Continue reading