Laura Rafaty lives in California’s Napa Valley.  She is an author and columnist, currently writing her award-winning Up the Valley Column, which appeared regularly in the St. Helena Star from 2010 to 2014. She was the co-author, with Rob Hopcke, of the book Straight Women Gay Men, Absolutely Fabulous Friendships published by Wildcat Canyon Press (previously published as A Couple of Friends).  Her St. Helena law firm is Napa Valley Immigration Law ( She is Producing Director of the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, in Yountville, California ( She is also the owner of Pennaluna Napa Valley, the St. Helena gift and home furnishings store represented at  She was formerly a big-firm lawyer, a corporate executive for a large nonprofit, and a Tony-nominated theatrical producer, having produced plays on and off Broadway as well as national tours (and one legendary fiasco in suburban Canada).

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One Response to “Bio”

  1. Paul Moser Says:

    Hi Laura–

    Your posts are great, by the way. You have that effortlessly witty, conversational voice that almost has to come naturally. Some writing styles are fake-able or shall we say “assumable” (that’s less harsh), but I think one like yours has to be natural. Fun to read.

    Paul Moser

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