An experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie Gray earned her B.A. from
Goshen College in 1986 and her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1993. Laurie taught Spanish at Whitko High School
in South Whitley, IN from 1986-1990. As an attorney, Laurie worked in private practice from 1993-2000, as an Allen County
Deputy Prosecutor from 2000-2010, a bilingual child forensic interviewer at the Dr. Bill Lewis Center for Children from 2010-2016,
and as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech from 2011-2016. Laurie is the founder of Socratic
Parenting, LLC (www.SocraticParenting.com), co-creator of Token of Change™, and the author of the three young adult novels and a parenting
book. Her debut novel, Summer Sanctuary (Luminis Books/2010), is a Moonbeam Gold Medalist and a 2011 Indiana Best
Book Finalist. Her second novel, Maybe I Will (Luminis Books/2013) is also a 2013 Moonbeam Bronze Medalist and a
2014 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Luminis Books released Just Myrto and A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting
in 2014. Just Myrto earned a 2015 Moonbeam Silver Medal. Laurie's most recent project is co-writing and publishing
The ABC's of Sexual Assault: Anatomy, "Bunk" and the Courtroom with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Michelle
Ditton (April 2015).
In addition to
writing, speaking and consulting, Laurie currently works as the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator for the
Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA.org) and as a professional trainer for the National Criminal Justice Training
Center / Fox Valley Technical College (NCJTC.FVTC.edu).