About the Author
Gloria Lauris describes herself as curious and loves exploring different themes of stories she feels are worthy of telling.
The Canadian writer was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and raised in Cranbrook, BC. Ms Lauris has lived in six provinces across Canada and in three countries overseas in the Middle East and SE Asia. She has traveled through over 50 countries. She currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario. She has degrees in sociology and art history and is a retired government policy analyst, and as well is a long-time animal welfare promoter.
Gloria pens nonfiction on various topics including animals, travel, gardening and food, taking inspiration from her experiences and observations. She also co-writes anthropomorphic fiction for children with a colleague.
Children's Fiction Stories
Let the Badventures Begin!
According to JJ’s mom, a blue jay, a badventure is a bad adventure that turns out good in the end. The stories follow the antics of Chippy, the wise chipmunk, Dash the anxious red squirrel and their backyard animal friends and foes. The importance of community, harmony and friendship is explored in a humorous and suspenseful way.
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“The cover is very attractive and foreshadows fun and mystery. The illustrations definitely add to the book and the number of them is just right. The map of the garden works very well for reference along the way and the simplicity of the black and white drawings is perfect. I am curious to find out what badventures happen to these animals! A lovely read for kids and adults alike.”
Helen Rogers, Visual Artist, Ottawa ON
The Case of the Missing Nuts
Don't Miss the Boat
March 23, 2023
A cruise day trip begins leisurely and results in panic.
See here in the Bluebird Word Online Literary Journal
Maple Leaves Forever
Transplanting these tiny saplings was a sweaty, frustrating but ultimately satisfsying labour of love. Turn to page 54 in the April/May 2023 edition of Our Canada magazine to read more.
Honour & Valour
Honour & Valour is a piece about Gloria’s father’s WWII war experience, published by More of Our Canada in their November, 2019 edition tribute to war veterans.
Egyptian Cat Hero
A blog in HoneyGuide Literary Magazine about an amazing cat who inadvertently started an animal welfare movement overseas. Read Here
A quick rice journey through several culinary dishes and countries. Read Here in Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine.
The Philippines is a Rice Place to Live
Some things to consider for expats moving to the Philippines, especially for solo, retired foreign women. Read Here in Story House Magazine, the Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit book publisher.
March 31, 2023 online in Scars TV Publication; slated for print publication August, 2023 in v210 of “Down in the Dirt” Magazine
A day in the life of a dying woman and her various reflections. And afterwards.