Laura McNeill

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*Laura McNeill also writes under the pen name "Lauren Clark" (The World Breaks Everyone" (August 2018 release, suspense)*

ACCLAIM FOR CENTER OF GRAVITY (July 14, 2015)

"A bold and poignant look into an imploding marriage, told in a chorus of assured voices. Center of Gravity is a compelling, fierce, and ultimately hopeful tale, and McNeill is a writer to watch."
- Josilyn Jackson, author of Someone Else's Love Story

“McNeill’s debut is a heart stopping, nail-biting suspense novel that held me captive until I read the last page."
--Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge and the Hope Beach novels

"A breathless, gut-wrenching, satisfying page turner about the real superheroes of the world who stand up to evil and won’t back down."
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message 10: by Cathy

Cathy Thanks for adding me to your friend list Laura. Looking forward to reading your books :)


message 9: by Laura

Laura McNeill Wow! Love Eufaula (as my Dixie book is set there) ... Am working on a sequel to release for the 50th anniversary of the Pilgrimage this April!

Hope VA is lovely and you are having a wonderful week!

Lauren


message 8: by Kathy

Kathy Thanks for the friend request...FYI: I am transplanted to VA from Eufaula, AL, which will always be home!


message 7: by Laura

Laura McNeill Fred wrote: "Thanks for including me among your friends, Lauren!"

Absolutely, Fred! Hope all is well in Chicago! It was a steamy 95 degrees in Mobile, Ala. today! (Good day to stay inside and READ!)


message 6: by Fred

Fred Thanks for including me among your friends, Lauren!


message 5: by Laura

Laura McNeill Toni wrote: "Lauren - I absolutely loved Stardust Summer. I'm going to read up a couple of books that I have already purchased, then will be moving on to Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie! Stardust Summer..."

Thank you so much Toni! I am so glad :) Dancing Naked in Dixie is a lot lighter and more fun ... definitely a summer read. Please let me know what you think!!! xx, Lauren


message 4: by Toni

Toni Lauren - I absolutely loved Stardust Summer. I'm going to read up a couple of books that I have already purchased, then will be moving on to Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie! Stardust Summer has become one of my new favorites!


message 3: by Laura

Laura McNeill Sure thing! I thought we had connected, too :)


Pragya Thank you for the add. :) Didn't realize I hadn't already.


Mickey Reed Thanks for the friend request! :o)


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