I thought I might want to let everyone know a bit about me.
One question I get alot is “How do you come up with this stuff?”
The first time I was asked that, I had to take a minute. Growing up in Knoxville, TN, my mom would take me and my sister Beth to visit our grandparents over the mountains to North Carolina. She would make up stories to keep us entertained and had us laughing the whole way. I want to think I got the flair for storytelling from her.
I now live on a 75 acre horse farm in the prettiest of all places, East Tennessee. I am still single, yet still hopeful. Here at Grey Lady Farm we teach equestrian and board horses. I’m also involved with the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and just this past weekend was able to take off my event coordinator hat as we wrapped up our annual Fort Dickerson Living History. That was exhausting, but worth the effort. I love history and love researching.
I have been writing fiction since the second grade. I don’t see any signs of stopping. My first book, IF YOU ONLY KNEW was published in 2004 by ArcheBooks. IKOK was a work in progress for at least two years. Two years in which I learned more about the romance genre, my own talent, and publishing than I ever dreamt possible. I remember how wonderful it felt to say the words “my editor.” My second historical was IF YOU ONLY DARE and it picked up where IYOK left off. I don’t mean a decade later, I mean the next moment!
I found out that I enjoy writing so much and watching the characters come to life. It gets to a point where they take over and I’m just the happy conduit. I have to be careful though, because when that happens, they always seem to want to jump into bed. It could be page one, they have no shame! Not that they should…
I love that rocky road to romance. The one with the bumps? I love it when my hero finds himself doing the strangest things to get the woman he wants. Men are so funny when they don’t get their way. So, yes, I exploit that!
I’m 47 and love to laugh. I have a PhD in MRS and I hope one day to put my studies to good use. I’m not sure how I find time to write with all this “farm living” going on. There is never a dull moment. One school horse is accident proned. We now have goats and chickens, 12 dogs and a donkey! Some mornings, it is like waking up to a Farmer’s See-N-Say. The donkey goes…The rooster says…
Bottom line, I love writing and I love it when a reader tells me they enjoyed my writing. I’m one of those people who if I see something wonderful, a movie or tv show, or read a marvelous book, I want to share that with others. I want them to be able to escape and be entertained.
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Born in the hills of East Tennessee, Laura has always reached back into the mist of the past to find what it is that makes us unique. Loves lost, loves found, love is never wasted. Her books take the reader to places they know, or thing they know, to feel things they have long forgotten.