About me

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I am a ghostwriter, editor, and nonfiction writer currently living in Fort Myers, Florida, USA (recently moved from Prague, Czech Republic, where I was working as an ESL teacher). I set up this blog as a platform to share my current writing projects.

I studied at Indiana University, Bloomington, where I received a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology. Before that, I received a bachelor’s in Linguistics and Folklore. If you would like to see some of my academic writing, please visit my Academia.edu profile:
https://independent.academia.edu/LoriGoshertShokirov

Aside from writing, my interests include reading, traveling, learning about other cultures, languages, history, animals, health, social justice, art, and music.

As for the name of this site: Laleh is a nickname of mine that means “tulip.” The “ghost” is there, obviously, because I am a ghostwriter. Fun fact: I can rearrange the letters of my surname to spell out “Ghoster.” I debated on the “wayfaring” part for some time, but finally decided that my love of traveling is an important part of my identity as a writer. (Other candidates for the adjective slot were: “wandering,” “literary,” and “bookish.”)