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Laurel Heidtman

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I'm retired from the nine-to-five life and live with my husband, three dogs and two cats on private land inside Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. I have loved fiction since before I could read (Mom said I made up stories based on the pictures in books). Now that I no longer have the excuse of not enough time, I'm fulfilling my lifelong dream of writing novels.

Over the years, I've paid the bills by being a dancer, a bartender, a police officer, a registered nurse and a technical writer. Now I'm drawing on that life experience and my two English degrees to create stories I enjoy writing and hope readers will enjoy reading.

My Eden mystery series is set in Kentucky in a fictitious college town near Daniel Boone National Forest. There
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SPRING SUCKS!

I know I'm going against the grain here with a statement like that in the title of this post, but I live in a forest. That fact alone gives me several reasons to make a statement like "spring sucks." First, there's tree pollen. I love trees--my favorite plant by far--but they don't love me back. Every spring brings the sinus irritation and accompanying symptoms. When grass adds its pollen to the t Read more of this blog post »
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This book is a bit of a departure from the author’s usual books about various members of the St. John family, but only a bit because the hero, Thomas Summers, is a first cousin to the St. John hunks. One of them, Matthew St. John, even has a cameo ap ...more
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