Laurel Kasemodel Kashinn

Profile Updated: May 2, 2015
Residing In: Cedarburg, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Anthony Shinners (we married our names to create Kashinn)
Occupation: Certified Ghostwriter
Children: Blessed with our musical daughter, Elizabeth, born 2002. She's a pure joy. Lost my first "kid," our More…sweet collie-shepherd, "Gentleman Max," in 2005 at the age of 14. We now have Rocket, a bright, loving, and fearless Decker terrier, born in 2008. Also have my stepdaughter, Michelle, and two step-grandsons, her boys Bryce and Colin. Live in a modest ranch home in Cedarburg. In fall of 2014 I started working part tiem at the Grafton Public Library in the Circulation department, where I'm responsible for the Periodicals collection, and I continue to pursue my writing career and grown my writing business, Write Stuff Resources.

First Certified Ghostwriter in the state of Wisconsin, one of about 4 dozen worldwide, in a 2-semester professional certification program through CSULB, which soon will become the first accredited masters degree program in ghostwriting in the world.

BA-Journalism/Mass Communications, UW-Madison, '85. Experienced in radio news writing and producing, book publishing, direct marketing, public relations, graphic design, newsletter editing, magazine editing, operations, quality control, direct marketing writing and design, and running a small business. Met my soul mate Tony in September and married him in Dec. 1986; happy ever after . . .soul mates . . . remarried in the Orthodox Church on our 25th anniversary in 2011 . . . gets better every year!

Since HS graduation, lived in Madison, DePere, Hartford, Port Washington, Town of Grafton/Stonecroft Village, and now Cedarburg.

Had several profound spiritual experiences at my father-in-law's funeral in Dec., '97; consequently began seeking God. Study of A Course in Miracles in '98 led to finding way home to the Orthodox Church in '99. Once aligned with the Holy Spirit, everything started falling into place, including major career changes and best most important of all, the long-anticipated arrival of Elizabeth in 2002.

Had a great 12-year run of a fun arty graphic design business that employed up to 25 during our busy season, 8 regularly year-round, making t-shirts for dance studios all over the country and some overseas. Didn't survive the contraction of our market with the economic collapse of 2008, had to lay off our beloved staff and sold the business to a large competitor in 2011-2012. Went back to school for ghostwriting, started a new business devoted to writing.

School Story:

My fondest school memories had to do with some of the teachers . . . Joe Vitrano's Bob Dilan impersonations in Latin class . . . Mr. Streff's wonderfully challenging assignments . . . being part of the cast and crew of Bye Bye Birdie and R.U.R. The sledding parties and the slow dance parties . . . the party at Jeff Nealy's "haunted" house on the county institution grounds . . . 8-track tapes playing Joe Walsh "Life's Been Good So Far" in my 1972 Satellite Sebring Plus . . . hanging out at Mayfair Mall before the second remodeling, when there were goldfish in the streams and an ice skating rink.

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So sad to see him go home so soon and hope his life mission was fulfilled. I did not know him well, but remember him from high school as a good natured and kind person. May his memory be eternal.

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