Laura Drake is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways, or a serious cowboy crush. She writes both Women's Fiction and Romance. In 2014, Laura realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently working on her accent. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She's a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.
She sold her Sweet on a Cowboy series, romances set in the world of professional bull riding, to Grand Central. The Sweet Spot won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award in the Best First Book category.
Her 'biker-chick' novel, Her Road Home, sold to Harlequin's Superromance line, and has expanded to three more stories set in the same small town.
Laura’s first women’s fiction, Days Made of Glass, released January, 2016
Q & A with Laura Drake
What do you want people to know about you and your process? I write real characters in could be real situations. My books are emotional, and sometimes hard-hitting, but I'll never leave you in a bad place - there's always an uplifting resolution.
I want readers to remember that, even if they're going through tough times, things can change in a moment. As Ivy Baker Priest said, "The world is round, and the place that seems like the end may also be the beginning".
Will we see any new works from you soon? What will they be? After having 8 books released (whew!) I've just taken over a month off from writing. I always say if I'm not in a coma, I'm writing, so this was a big deal for me! But while on my motorcycle/fly fishing vacation, I got an idea (I so love it when I run into ideas when I'm not looking for them). I'm beginning a proposal for another women's fiction, tentatively titled, Mayfly Summer.
Top five reads? (all time or current, your choice) This is such an impossible question, and yet I can't stop shuffling books on the list! It's a sickness, I swear! But here's my current list:
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Stand - Stephen King
South of Broad - Pat Conroy
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
King's Oak - Anne River Siddons
What are your favorite foods. I was having this conversation with my 12 year old grand daughter this week. We couldn't narrow it down, so we cheated and named categories of foods. Mine were: Coffee, Mexican, Chinese, any kind of bread (I came by these hips honestly!), and coffee. Oh, and coffee!
What’s the best way fans can reach out to you? They can email me on my website, and to keep up with all the news, sign up for my newsletter, at: http://lauradrakebooks.
Will you be attending any signings or conventions? Where and when? Buns & Roses