Laura Turner is a writer, speaker, and church culture enthusiast living in the Bay Area. She has a BA in political science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, the most beautiful school on earth. Before beginning her MFA at Seattle Pacific University, she worked at HarperOne publishing and Fuller Seminary as well as doing freelance writing and editing. Laura blogs at www.loturner.com about issues of faith, theology, gender roles, and Oscar fashion. She is passionate about including women in all spheres of the church, good books, and peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's. Laura and her husband, Zack, live in Palo Alto, California, with their dog R2D2.