Two stories receive MarCom awards

Two of Laura Stassi’s stories for the Military Health System website have received recognition from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, an international organization founded in 1995.

Laura’s story on talking with wounded warriors and their loved ones about physical intimacy received the MarCom Gold Award.  The story was first published on in November 2017 and was picked up by several media outlets, including Military One Click and the Daily Defense News blog.

Laura’s story on deep vein thrombosis, first published on in April, received an Honorable Mention. This story was picked up by almost a dozen outside media outlets including Stars & Stripes.

Marcom awards honor excellence in marketing and communication. Each year, approximately 6,000 print and digital entries are submitted for award consideration from dozens of countries.

Dating While Gray Chosen for Podcast Incubator

Sept. 2, 2018

Laura Stassi is thrilled to announce she’s one of five participants in The Pod Shop, a podcast incubator led by Washington, D.C., NPR member station WAMU. Through The Pod Shop, Laura is learning how to turn her writing project Dating While Gray into a podcast. More information about Dating While Gray is available here.

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Here’s WAMU’s official press release:

The Pod Shop Commences With Five Participants From The Washington, D.C., Region


Amazon Author Page is Now Live

Laura Stassi’s Amazon Author page is now live. Under the byline Laura S. Jeffrey, Laura is the author of almost two dozen nonfiction books for young readers (Enslow Publishers) including two rock band biographies, Def Leppard and Pink Floyd.

Laura’s books are available for purchase online at, and They are also free for borrowing from almost 10,000 libraries around the world including in Australia, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa.