Laura Davis is the author of six bestselling books, including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We‘d Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 12 languages and sold two million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. The Burning Light of Two Stars, her new memoir, the one artistically rendered in this essay, tells the story of her embattled relationship with her mother, their determination to love one another and the surprising and dramatic collision course they experienced at the end of her mother’s life. You can read the first five chapters at: www.lauradavis.net/chapters.