How to Wake Up
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How to Wake Up

About the Book

Written in 2010, Laura Hilliger's first book. Cursed with unfathomable rationality and impenetrable thought processes, Laura flitters through life without regard for convention, tradition or preservation. Her inability to perceive danger results in tricky situations that stretch the limits of human tolerance. When she falls in love with two older men, her perception of the world changes and she begins to accept what she is, an intelligent and dangerous combination of fire and ice. As Laura opens her mind and herself up to the unconventional, she begins to forget that actions have consequences, and that consequences can be damaging. Laura must reassess the lessons she's learned in order to recover from her destructive decisions.

About the Author

Laura Hilliger
Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger is a writer, educator and technologist. She’s a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, a conceptual architect, an open advocate who is happiest in collaborative environments. Find her on Twitter and Mastodon as @epilepticrabbit. Sign up for her newsletter and support her on Ko-Fi. Laura writes articles all over the web, writes and contributes to books on openness and is the author of two novels.

She taught at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and was the lead mentor at the Bay Area Video Coalition's Producer's Institute. She developed curriculum for the Adobe T3 project, has mentored at film and media labs in various countries and spent 5.5 years as the Training and Education Lead at Mozilla. She’s a co-founder of We Are Open Co-op, an Ambassador for, is helping to open up Greenpeace.

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