Laura Lundgren Smith, a native of Texas, lives in Fort Worth with her husband Ben and daughter India Samhaoir. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Theatre and English and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas A&M University at Commerce. She was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Commissions Grant in 2004 for playwriting. Her plays Sending Down the Sparrows (Salmon, 2001), Digging up the Boys (Salmon, 2007), and The Shape of the Grave have been produced many times across the United States. In 2007, her play Seamless was chosen by Dallas' Kitchen Dog Theatre to be part of their renowned New Works Festival.