Laura Dawn Lewis was born in Rochester, New York in 1966. She is the eldest of two. In August of that year her family moved to San Diego, California and she spent the first 21 years of life living in every major city on the West Coast. From 1982 through 1983 she lived in Marilia, São Paul, Brazil.
Her career covers an eclectic array of experience including professional modeling/acting and later interior design through her college years to advertising and journalism through the 90's. During the mid 1990's she began researching the idea of Couples Company. In 1999 she joined forces with prominent relationship Psychiatrist and Author, Dr. Mark Goulston. Through 2004, they built Couples Company when they parted ways to pursue different ventures. Prior to launching Couples Company, she learned the advertising and publishing industries through her work in various positions for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Business Journal and CBS Radio Group.
In 2000 she met the man she thought she'd marry. During this time she authored the first book in the Laid Off Now What?!? series and by 2001 was working in a marketing capacity with her boyfriend for a number of his companies.
In 2004 they became engaged but as her writing career became more international due to her combining forces with another journalist, the relationship began to deteriorate. Since 2004 she and her writing partner have been covering human rights and political issues in the Middle East for a number of international newspapers and magazines under her partner's name. Beginning in 2005, the journalism team began to receive the first of over a dozen journalism awards.
Miss Lewis and her fiancé broke off their engagement in 2006, but remained together. By 2008 they ended the relationship, yet remain on good terms to this day.
In 2008 Miss Lewis moved to Saudi Arabia for a time to assist on research for an upcoming book on the history of the region, oil and politics. The second half of that year she lived in the South of England where with musician friend Michael Brech, she co-wrote and produced the Storybook Advent Calendar children's book and the Storybook Advent Carols Collections volumes one and two. In late 2009 she released the first of four new books in the Laid Off Now What?!? series: Thriving through Unemployment Financially.
Now in 2010 she lives on the Westside of Los Angeles with her cat Sinatra and engaged in nearly a dozen different ventures, charities and activities.