About

Laura Jackson Roberts is an environmental writer and humorist living in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Laura regularly writes both features and humor for Weelunk, a Wheeling-based magazine. She also works with local organizations such as Oglebay Institute, a Wheeling-based nonprofit dedicated to the arts and nature in West Virginia. Additionally, she has written for the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley and Oglebay Park.

Laura sits on the Wheeling Arts Commission and serves as the northern panhandle representative for West Virginia Writers, Inc. She also serves as a leader of Ohio Valley Writers and spent two years as an editor for Literary Mama Magazine. Laura has a finished book of humor and is currently searching for a publisher. She cites David Sedaris, Mary Roach, and Bill Bryson as influencing authors.

Writing Credits: 

Brain, Child Magazine

Animal

Defenestration

Matador Network

The Higgs Weldon

Vandaleer

Erma Bombeck Humor site

Halfway Down the Stairs

Brevity

Awards:

  • Most Innovative Thesis, Chatham University MFA Program, 2016
  • Honorable Mention, West Virginia Writers competition, Humor Category, 2016
  • Third Place, West Virginia Writers competition, Humor Category, 2016
  • First Place, West Virginia Writers competition, Humor Category, 2016
  • Second Place, West Virginia Writers competition, Pearl S. Buck Award for Writing for Social Change Category, 2017
  • Honorable Mention, West Virginia Writers competition, Nonfiction Category, 2017
  • First Place, West Virginia Writers competition, Nonfiction Category, 2017
  • Second Place, West Virginia Writers competition, Humor Category, 2018

 

Find her on Instagram! @thatwvwriter