Essays & Articles:

“To Catch a Craw” – Still : The Journal,  summer 2021

“The Imperfect Aquarist” – Bayou Magazine

“Haunted Ohio Valley History: Ghosts of Egypt Valley” – Archiving Wheeling

The Tan Place” – Hippocampus

Dear West Virginia” – Terrain

“Of This Place” – Vandaleer

“Calamity Ben” – Brain, Child Magazine



We Have Rearranged Your Local Grocery Store and We Don’t Give a Fuck What You Think About It” – Defenestration

The Writer Who Fakes It” – Brevity

Guidance Counselor’s Notes: The Marten School for Mustelids Mid-Year Evaluations” – The Museum of Americana

Eulogy for a Marshall County Possum” – Halfway Down the Stairs

“I Take a Pill for This, But I Don’t Think It’s Working” – Erma Bombeck Humor Site

The Game of Cat” – The Higgs Weldon

“The Effectiveness of Feeding a Flock of Leucophaeus atrilla as a Method of Counteracting Querulous Behavior in a 10-Year-Old Male Child” – Defenestration

“The Earwig Emails” – Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine

“I’m OCD. My Partner’s ADD. Here’s What Happens When We Travel.” – Matador Network

“Roberts Ruminates: Boxed In – Weelunk

Roberts Ruminates: Traditions, Toilets, & Trickery” – Weelunk



Mountaineer Media:

“Calling All Birders”

“Rise of the West Virginia Covid Campers”

“The Remarkable Hellbender”

“The Northern Panhandle: We’re Still Up Here”



Visit Laura’s Weelunk Author Page for a complete list of Weelunk publications.

Take a Hike, Ohio Valley – November 2020

Fishing for the Perfect Social Distancing Activity? – June 2020

“Community Gardens: Green & Growing in Wheeling” – May 2020

“Victory Gardens: Then & Now” – May 2020

“GROW OV Plants the Seed for Local Victory Gardens Campaign” – May 2020

“A Progressive Education in Our Backyard: Olney Friends School” – March 2020

“The History of the West Virginia Hot Dog” – January 2020

“Adolescent Mental Illness (Part 2): One Ohio Valley Family’s Struggle” – December 2019

“Adolescent Mental Illness (Part 1): Health Issues On the Rise” – December 2019


“A History of Disaster: How Piedmont Lake and the Muskingum Watershed Lakes Came to Be” – Weelunk

“Petrochemicals and the Ohio Valley” – Weelunk

“Coyotes: Truth, Myth & What We’re Getting Wrong”

The Modern Victorian Cocktail: History, Family & Balance in a Century-Old Home” – Weelunk




Roberts Ruminates

Autoimmune Series

One Tank Trips

Valley Views & Varmints