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Laura Drake

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November 23

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Laura Drake is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways or a serious cowboy crush. She writes Women’s Fiction and Romance.

Her pro bull riding series, Sweet on a Cowboy is published by Grand Central. The Sweet Spot (May 2013), Nothing Sweeter (Feb. 2014), and Sweet on You (Aug 2014). The Sweet Spot won the 2014 RITA award for Best First Book.

Her Widow's Grove small town series is published by Harlequin's Superromance line. Her Road Home released August of 2013, and Reasons to Stay releases August 2014.

Laura recently realized a long time dream of moving to Texas, and is currently working on her accent. She gave up a Corporate CFO gig to write full time. She's wife, grandmother and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.

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Laura Drake I wrote for fifteen years before I finally sold a book. Believe me, I get up every morning inspired . . . I'm living my dream!
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The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a ...

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Her Road Home

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I'm between proposals at the moment, so I decided to play. I'm loving Flash Fiction (story between 300-1500 words). Here's one I wrote this morning:

Ghost Bikes

I’m a bicyclist. In West Texas. That means that I’m fit, stubborn, or crazy, depending on who you talk to. We don’t have hills; we have wind. We don’t have bike lanes. We have tumbleweeds, oilfield trucks and drivers with attitudes. And w... Read more of this blog post »
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“Men come and go. The only thing a woman has that no one can take away is her opinion of herself.”
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“You look in the mirror and you don't like what you see? Don't believe it. Look into my eyes; I'm the only mirror you'll ever need.”
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message 6: by Tracy

Tracy Hi Laura, thank you for adding me to your friend list. Tracy Reed


message 5: by Laura

Laura Drake ChattyKat wrote: "Congratulations on your RITA nomination for The Sweet Spot! Of course, I already knew you were awesome... what took them so long???"

Aw, thank you!!!! And thank you, for all the support over the past year or so! I'm a giant blob of happiness today!


ChattyKat Congratulations on your RITA nomination for The Sweet Spot! Of course, I already knew you were awesome... what took them so long???


message 3: by Laura

Laura Drake Chad B wrote: "Laura, thanks for the friend connect. Have an awesome 2014!" Looking forward to it, Chad!


message 2: by Laura

Laura Drake Hey, we need some of yours too!


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Kayla LeBoeuf Laura - I like your new suggestions, I am going to put some of these in the next newsletter !


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