THE SHORT STORY:
A published Christian author, Laura writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul—especially in her romantic suspense, teen fiction, marriage, and children’s books. Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart. Originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, B.C. as audacious empty-nesters.
THE NOT-SO-SHORT STORY:
Laura is married to Lyndon, her high school sweetheart, and they have three phenomenal young adult children. She’s also a bulldog mom to Lily the English and Lulu the Frenchie! Laura was born and raised in the south of England, then spent her teens and early twenties in Wales, before embarking on an intrepid adventure—immigrating to Canada. She now lives in Kelowna, a beautiful gem in British Columbia, where her authoring dreams have become a reality.
When not writing, she adores reading—it really is her happy place. And if she can read on a beach, that’s pure perfection! Laura enjoys traveling, ZUMBA fitness, singing on worship team, baking, sporadic ballroom dancing and snowshoeing, dabbling in photography, and eating copious amounts of chocolate. Laura’s faith is everything to her, and she loves being able to weave it into much of her writing. She was definitely a late bloomer—as a child, she was an absolute bookworm, but didn’t pursue her secret dream of writing until much, MUCH later… actually, 25 years later! But after two courses from the Institute of Children’s Literature (USA) and numerous submissions (and rejections), she eventually became a published author.
Laura has three Christian romantic suspense novels published by Anaiah Press in her “Flight to Freedom” series: The Glass Bottom Boat (March 2019), The Lighthouse Baby (May 2019), and The Orphan Beach (February 2020).
Laura has five books published by Dancing With Bear Publishing: Christian teen fiction novels Tears to Dancing, Tears of a Princess, and Tears, Fears, and Fame, non-fiction marriage book Pearls for the Bride, and middle-grade historical fiction The Candle Maker.
Her Kindle interactive picture book Fairy Wings is for princesses aged 3-6. She has devotionals included in Everyday Joy Volume 1 and Volume 2 devotional books and also has stories published in anthologies Spread Your Wings and An Okanagan Tapestry books. Her articles and short stories are published in magazines and online in The Joyful Life Magazine, Iola magazine, Shine Brightly, U.S.Kids, Zamoof!, Keys for Kids, Bumples, Short-story-time.com, Guardian Angel Kids Ezine, Knowonder!, SUSIEMag.com, Christian Devotions U.S., Vida Yum, and Peoples Education in the US. Additionally, Laura writes devotional short stories for children, teens, and adults for Union Gospel Press.
Laura is delighted to have literary agent Caroline George at Cycle Young representing her picture books, Bonbon the Frenchie: Lost in Paris and Tea Under the Sea, and her middle-grade fiction, Black Diamonds.
Check out Laura’s book review videos on her Youtube channel HERE!
Want to hear the voice behind the words? Here are some of her podcast interviews:
Laura relishes the opportunity to speak to all audiences about her faith, her writing journey, or in practical writing workshops. She enjoys holding book signing events at various locations, being a guest on podcasts, and has given presentations to students at several schools in the Okanagan, British Columbia. She also had the privilege of presenting at Penticton College for a week at the BC Youth Writers Camp. If you would like Laura to speak at an event, do a book signing, podcast interview, or writing presentation, please contact her directly HERE.
LAURA’S 2021 EVENTS:
June 15: BUILDING STRONG HOMES podcast interview!
June 22: Presenter at Women Together’s Fresh Words (online): The Art of Communicating through writing and speaking
Sept. 24-25: Presenter at Wine Country Writer’s Festival (online)
LAURA’S 2020 EVENTS:
Feb 18: New book release The Orphan Beach (Christian romantic suspense)
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