Laurie Petrou is an award-winning, internationally published author and Associate Professor at the RTA School of Media at X (formerly Ryerson) University in Toronto. She has a PhD and Master's in Communication and Culture (York and X), a diploma in New Media Design (Sheridan), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in painting (Queen's). She is a voracious reader and has been writing stories her whole life. She lives in Niagara with her family, two cats, and a dog. Stargazer is her fourth book.

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