Laurie Larsen

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Since as far back as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. As a child, I wrote stories featuring my favorite characters at the time: horses. I created plays and nagged my neighborhood friends into acting, while I produced and directed, and presented them to our parents. I constantly kept a journal, a way to document my life’s events, and also try to make sense of the world around me. As a student at Blackburn College, I majored in English, and accepted my first job as an assistant editor at a small magazine publishing company.

Somewhere along the way, though, life got in the way. The salary that the magazine paid me to do the work I loved was minimal. Insulting, even. I needed to finance the basics of life – a home, a car, food. So I left th
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Laurie Larsen Hi Jane! Thanks so much for asking. Yes, Pawleys Island has a lot of meaning for me. I visited there every summer with my extended family during my ch…moreHi Jane! Thanks so much for asking. Yes, Pawleys Island has a lot of meaning for me. I visited there every summer with my extended family during my childhood. In fact, I wrote a little non-fiction companion book about the behind-the-scenes stories that led to my writing of the series, Pawleys Island Paradise: A Companion.

We currently live in Murrells Inlet after spending 25 years in land-locked Illinois. LOVE IT THERE! Love being able to go to the beach every day if I want. And it definitely inspires me to write.

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Laurie Larsen Actually ... plotting. Usually when I find I "can't" write, it's because I don't know "what" to write. So I pull back from the keyboard, brainstorm, t…moreActually ... plotting. Usually when I find I "can't" write, it's because I don't know "what" to write. So I pull back from the keyboard, brainstorm, toss ideas around, sometimes with other writer friends ... and when I have the next scene or major plot point figured out, voila! Writer's block is resolved!(less)
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Reading Lifts You Up ... Even When You're Grounded

I'm going to bet that you've been doing a lot of reading during this crazy quarantine that we've been under. I know I have. At last count I think I've read 20 books since I've been sheltered in place.



I'm also going to guess that you enjoy contemporary Christian romance. I mean, you're here at my blog, so that tells me you like my books. And that's what I write! :)



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“God utilized people who believed in Him to help other people on this earth. All people needed to do was believe, and be willing to help out where needed. God does great things through those with a willing heart.”
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This is the poll for June's Books of the Month - the two with the most votes will be our winners.

Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise, #1) by MaryLu Tyndall Forsaken Dreams by MaryLu Tyndall
 
  9 votes 20.9%

When I Fall in Love (Christiansen Family, #3) by Susan May Warren When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
 
  9 votes 20.9%

The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen
 
  6 votes 14.0%

Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
 
  5 votes 11.6%

Roadtrip to Redemption (Pawleys Island Paradise) by Laurie Larsen Roadtrip to Redemption by Laurie Larsen
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Where Yesterday Lives by Karen Kingsbury Where Yesterday Lives by Karen Kingsbury
 
  3 votes 7.0%

A Lady's Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, #1) by Laurie Alice Eakes A Lady's Honor by Laurie Alice Eakes
 
  3 votes 7.0%

Tidewater Inn (Hope Beach, #1) by Colleen Coble Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble
 
  2 votes 4.7%

Chocolate Beach (Chocolate Series Book 1) by Julie Carobini Chocolate Beach by Julie Carobini
 
  2 votes 4.7%

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Laurie Larsen My Christmas novella Break a Leg is now FREE on all e-reader formats. I hope you'll download it as my Christmas gift to you. Enjoy!


Laurie Larsen Hey everybody, it's time to stop thinking about turkey and start thinking about tinsel! Or how about the Big Apple and the Radio City Rockettes? My new short novella, Break a Leg features Tony White and Joss McGee finding love in New York City while Joss competes for the Christmas Spectacular! It's a sweet story and I bet you'll love it. It's FREE for download to your Nook or iTunes, and it's only 99 cents to your Kindle.


Laurie Larsen Do you like a holiday story? How about a FREE download to get you in the Christmas spirit? :) It's not ready for release yet, but will be soon. My new holiday novella, Break a Leg by Laurie Larsen, featuring Tony White, a character in my last book, Hidden Agenda. Christmas in New York -- what could be better than falling in love with a Radio City Rockette?! Break a Leg by Laurie Larsen


Laurie Larsen Happy Mothers Day! As a Mother's Day present, Hidden Agenda is on sale ALL WEEKEND on amazon and bn.com for 99 cents! You know you deserve a great, sexy, romantic read. What are you waiting for?? Download it now! :)


Laurie Larsen Hi everyone! My new novel, Hidden Agenda, is available today for your download to Kindle or Nook! If you enjoy passionate love stories featuring a swoon-worthy hero, a strong heroine and a secret that endangers their love at every turn, then you should check this one out!


Laurie Larsen Hey, you've worked so hard on all that shopping, decorating, planning and saving to make Christmas special for your loved ones. Now YOU deserve a treat. I've put Keeper by Surprise ON SALE for your Kindle or Nook at 99 cents for the holiday season! Download it! You'll be so glad you did.Keeper by Surprise


Laurie Larsen Congratulations to Chrissy Peters of Fort Atkinson, WI. Chrissy was the winner of my Keeper by Surprise giveaway. She was selected out of almost 1100 entrants!! Thank you Chrissy and everyone who entered!

Laurie


Laurie Larsen Mel!! OMG! It HAS been forever, and what a good place for us to stay in touch -- Goodreads! I've barely scratched the surface with it but it looks like it's got a lot of fantastic ways for authors and readers to reach each other. I just signed up to give away a copy of my newest release, Keeper By Surprise. Make sure you sign up when it goes live!!

So how's Texas??

Laurie

Melissa wrote: "Hello Laurie! LTNS! I hope you're well. It's been a while since we've spoken. I live in Texas now with my Navy hubby and our three cats. I still don't know a lot about GR's. Do you know how to resp..."

Melissa wrote: "Hello Laurie! LTNS! I hope you're well. It's been a while since we've spoken. I live in Texas now with my Navy hubby and our three cats. I still don't know a lot about GR's. Do you know how to resp..."

Melissa wrote: "Hello Laurie! LTNS! I hope you're well. It's been a while since we've spoken. I live in Texas now with my Navy hubby and our three cats. I still don't know a lot about GR's. Do you know how to resp..."


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