Laura Haley-McNeil received degrees in Spanish and German from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She taught Spanish in the public school system, and then worked in the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library translating the correspondence of Bishop Joseph Machebeuf.
After moving to San Diego, she worked as the accountant for a Christian television station, then transferred to Hardin, Montana, and performed technical production for the television station there.
She returned to Denver and supervised accounting departments for a title company and a stock brokerage and clearing firm. During this time, she renovated homes, bought and managed several residential properties and obtained a real estate license. She has also worked as the property manager overseeing five business office complexes and producing the company newsletter and marketing material.
She is an accomplished ballet dancer having studied and performed in that area for more than twenty years and has studied piano for over forty years. Musical studies also include violin and organ. She has been on the board of directors of two Colorado orchestras and is a member of the American Liszt Society.
Several of her short stories have been published in national magazines and has had book reviews published in Book Lover's Magazine. Her current writing endeavors are focused on the novel.