Laurie E. Notch, MFA

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I am a writer of fiction and non-fiction. I have worked as a copywriter, fact-checker, researcher, and editor for AIP, Congressional Quarterly, and The Lonely Planet Guidebooks. I have had pieces on cultural anthropology published internationally in The Korea Times and Infinite Facets of Sphere. I have also written shorts for screen (Project Z in 2012) and stage (Crowbait Theater and Portfringe).

In 2003, I established IdeaGems Publications (now IdeaGems Media) and the produced periodicals Adventures for the Average Woman,(featuring women writers and artists), IdeaGems Magazine (an eclectic compilation of short stories, memoir, and travelogue with award-winning photography and artwork) and Tough Lit (a publication of crime drama, dark fantasy, and noir). Currently, there are two new editions: Hell’s Half Acre (a collection of horror stories by New England writers) and Paranormal World Magazine (devoted to true and creative accounts of uncanny encounters).

I received my MFA in Creative Writing at the University in Southern Maine (2017) and my MA in Applied Anthropology at American University. My published fiction include my novel The Spoiler (2009) and an anthology of horror shorts, Death’s a Bitch and Then You Haunt. which put me on Google’s Top Ten Paranormal Writers list in 2010.

Now, in 2022, I am working with Hollywood writers and producers interested in making my novel and my horror collection into feature films.


Media Contributions

I have been involved in multiple forms of media, including publishing and film. I have published books and successfully ran my own magazines in the creative niche. My film contributions come in both credited and uncredited rolls, from a writer to assisting producers on set.

Filmography – Writer

*Project Z: History of the Zombie Apocalypse
*Spanking Tinkerbell
*Cube Ghouls – The Corporate Zombies
*Strange Attractors
*Buzz Kill
*Cisco Medianet: Application Performance Monitoring with NetFlow
*Cisco Live London 2012: NetFlow Music Video
*Pooper Scooper – An Urban Ghost Tale

Filmography – Producer

*Spanking Tinkerbell
*Cube Ghouls – The Corporate Zombies
*Weather Fare
*Strange Attractors
*Ghost Quest
*Go Take a Hike
*Ghosts in Portland, Maine

Filmography – Special Thanks

Publishing – Magazines

*Paranormal Magazine
*IdeaGems Magazine
*Tough Lit
*Adventures for the Average Woman
*Hell’s Half Acre: Horror Stories from Maine

Publishing – Novels


*The Adventures of Teenie
*Twisted Tales of Maine – 4 film pack

Theater – Playwright

*Death’s a Bitch and Then You Haunt
*Cyclops v. Odysseus

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Contact Info

Phone: (207) 450-9291