We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Bush, Ph.D. and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Laura, so given that most of us are stuck at home due to the crisis, we’ve been asking folks about what they’ve enjoyed doing during quarantine. We’d love to hear what your favorite thing to do has been.
During quarantine, not a lot changed for me and my virtual business because I’ve been running it from my home office ever since I started in 2012. Zoom has always been the most important technology tool that I use to interact with my clients. What did change for me, however, was how I spent my weekends exploring state parks and nature walks that I rarely visited. In March, I was celebrating my birthday with my twin sister, who lives in Utah. She stayed much longer than expected, and we went hiking together in the desert when it was in full bloom. We felt fortunate to spend quality time with each other, experiencing the healing effects of nature–even in the midst of a life-altering pandemic.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Peacock Proud Press provides book writing, editing, and publishing services for corporate and community leaders, sought-after speakers, successful entrepreneurs, and people writing their memoir. We are committed to assisting authors in writing and publishing high-quality, nonfiction books that transform their own lives and the lives of their readers. We customize everything we do for each author/expert who hires us because each author comes to us with a different set of skills, needs, and desires. While many companies claim to help people write and publish a book, not many have a CEO with a PhD in English who taught writing for 20 years at a university and who specialized in autobiography. We work to ensure that all our authors are peacock proud of their book so they can use it to establish their authority, get bigger and better speaking opportunities, and tell a life story that makes a difference for others.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were to visit the Valley, I’d take them to explore the desert, especially the McDowell Mountain Preserve area, Lake Saguaro (go for one of the guided, 3-hour cruises), Ussery Park, and the Superstitions. We’d take at least one day to visit and eat at the amazing Musical Instrument Museum. I’d love for them to visit the Arizona Science Center, where we’d also catch a show at the Planetarium. If we could squeeze it in, I’d take them to the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park, in Sedona. Then I’d finish the trip off with Sunday brunch at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my twin sister, Sarah, who’s stuck with me no matter what through the highs and lows of entrepreneurship.

Website: peacockproud.com
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