May 4th, 2010

Laura Drake

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Laura Drake

My   novels revolve around two of my very different passions.

First, the PBR (Pro Bull Riding.)  It is currently the fastest growing sport in America. I’m drawn to the graceful athleticism and drama - it's like a dangerous ballet.  Besides, what woman can resist a cowboy?  Not me – I married a ‘bleed maroon’ Texas Aggie  twenty seven years ago.

I am represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates.  My Sweet on a Cowboy series is published by Grand Central. First in the series, The Sweet Spot, won the 2014 RITA award for Best First BookMy 'biker chick' book, Her Road Home, found a home at Harlequin's Superromance . which expanded to a four book series.

I've recently moved into the Women's Fiction Genre, and my first, Days Made of Glass, is now available.

Quirks?  I can be a bit obsessive.  I ride 100 miles on my bicycle a week.  I sit down to write at three am - every day.

Other hobbies/obsessions:  Camping, fly fishing, sewing, knitting, along with my first love, reading.

All these, coupled with a pant-load of colorful life experiences blend to my voice: funny, irreverent, and not afraid to dig into tough subject matter.

You can also find me on Twitter - @PBRWriter

On Facebook - Here

And at my website - Here

0 responses to “Laura Drake”

  1. Barbara DeLong says:

    You are too cool, Laura! I am in awe!

  2. Oh Barb, you're so sweet - the check is in the mail!

  3. [...] with the satisfaction of seeing your writing in the rearview mirror.” My own critique partner, Laura Drake, is at her desk no later than 4 am every morning. She writes for a minimum of two hours before she [...]

  4. Sandy Wright says:

    Golly, what time do you go to bed if you write every day at 3am?
    Congrats on Orange Rose finalist.

    • Oh Sandy, thanks so much! This meant so much to me - I'm thrilled!

      I've always been one of those irritating perky morning people - add to that a cat yowling for breakfast, and a pot of coffee, and you'd be surprised what you can do!
      Laura

  5. Hey Laura - hope the submission process advances promisingly. Can't wait to hear who was smart enough to pick you up - can't wait to read your book.

    • Oh Frank, thank you so much! I'm sending in my revisions to the agent by Monday, and then it's real finger-chewing time...believe me, I can use the encouragment!
      Laura

  6. I came to check this out and put your post on the blog for tomorrow. I post at 1am ... two hours before you wake. I'd say we are polar opposites, since I often go to sleep at 3am ... love to write at night whent he world is quiet ... but then how much noise and confusion is going on at 3am?

    Loved this ... go see your post when you sit down to write this am 🙂

  7. [...] part brought to you by Laura Drake. Check back Monday when Fae Rowen presents the opposite [...]

  8. [...] of all, I must thank Laura Drake for offering me some ‘post’ time with you all.  As we emailed back and forth about a [...]

  9. [...] group, which is made up of the founding members of Writers In The Storm – D.A. Watt, Fae Rowen, Laura Drake and Sharla Rae. I don’t know what I’d do without these ladies, and certainly my writing [...]

  10. V.V. Denman says:

    I love the image of you reading a book while riding behind your husband on the motorcycle!

  11. Bonnie Zimmerman says:

    Laura - what a great snapshot of you post. And congratulations - couldn't be happier for you.
    Bonnie Zimmerman

  12. [...] Laura Drake originally suggested this topic months ago  I knew I would be on the “don’t [...]

  13. [...] because I couldn’t have touched have boiling hotpot of emotion without these experiences.  Laura, Jenny, and Sharla commented on the first chapter draft that “She’s so angry” and [...]

  14. [...] why Jenny, Laura, and Sharla would need to sit at the table with me.  I’ll just need to find a good wig and [...]


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