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Laura Roberts

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Laura Roberts writes travel themed contemporary romance and short women’s fiction, with steamier stories under the pen name Laure L'Amour. She currently lives in Sacramento, California with her artist husband and their literary kitty, Percy. When she’s not writing, she can be found editing manuscripts for indie authors, transcribing reality TV (her day job), watching rom-coms, testing chocolate recipes, or searching for more typewriters to add to her collection.

Dabbling in both factual and fictional genres, Laura has penned 27 books for adults, including the alphabetical travel guides Montreal from A to Z and San Diego from A to Z, the offbeat writing guides NaNoWriMo: A Cheater's Guide and Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist, a collect
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Laura Roberts Interestingly enough, my best-selling book is a nonfictional work called "Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hour…moreInterestingly enough, my best-selling book is a nonfictional work called "Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours." It's a short book about my participation in the 2011 3-Day Novel Contest, and gives readers some insight into my writing process, as well as tips for writing your own book in 3 days

I would define best-selling for myself as "the book that is making me the most money on a daily basis." I usually sell at least 1 copy of this book every day, whereas most of my other books (which, btw, are mostly fiction) experience only sporadic sales. That doesn't sound quite as exciting as being a "New York Times Bestselling Author," but honestly, I prefer to see the regular sales coming in. I'll leave the bestseller lists to those who actively seek that out, and just keep on writing new books instead!(less)
Laura Roberts All books are political, because the personal is political. This is not a question of "left vs. right," but a simple fact. All of your favorite author…moreAll books are political, because the personal is political. This is not a question of "left vs. right," but a simple fact. All of your favorite authors have written something political, I'm sure. And if you don't believe this to be true, then I would highly recommend adding more classic works to your literary diet. I'd suggest Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, Animal Farm, The Handmaid's Tale, anything by Charles Dickens, and The Hunger Games to start. Let me know if you need any additional suggestions for your reading list!(less)
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NaNoWriMo: A Cheater's Guide

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Haiku For Lovers: An Anthol...

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San Diego from A to Z: An A...

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Happy 2022! Let’s talk 2021 in Romance

If you’ve been wondering what my favorite romance novels of 2021 might have been, I will now direct you to my piece “A Year in Romancelandia” over at Book and Film Globe where I discuss exactly that!

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SPOILER ALERT: Everyone deserves romance, and I hope my Top Five illustrates that sentiment.

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I’ve been a bit scarce here on the blog, and that’s because the world has been doing its whole pandemic thi

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“Fact: If you want to get ahead as a Canadian, you're going to have to leave the country. Especially if you have the gall to live in Montreal.”
Laura Roberts, Porn Stars and Peccadillos

“we pass a café with a sign that says
'you have beautiful eyes'
and something about soup.

i leave out the bit about soup,
the closest i come to an admission.”
Laura Roberts

“The basic premise of the Hero’s Quest is simple: pick a hero and send him on a journey.   Naturally, the journey can’t be too easily accomplished – that’s why it’s a quest and not just a trip to the grocery store.”
Laura Roberts, Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist

“we pass a café with a sign that says
'you have beautiful eyes'
and something about soup.

i leave out the bit about soup,
the closest i come to an admission.”
Laura Roberts

“Fact: If you want to get ahead as a Canadian, you're going to have to leave the country. Especially if you have the gall to live in Montreal.”
Laura Roberts, Porn Stars and Peccadillos

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

“In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns.”
Raymond Chandler

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.”
Matsuo Basho

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CaliGirlRae Thanks for the GR friendship, Laura! Hope you have an awesome Thursday! :-D


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