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Hi and welcome to my website.

Photo: David Green of Shoot Me Now UK

After many years writing non-fiction now I write contemporary novels for adults, alongside a part-time role as an editor and mentor. I occasionally knock out a short story too. I spent my formative years in Wales and continue to take inspiration from the beautiful landscape of Snowdonia as well as Brighton and the south coast, where I live currently with my musician husband and ginger sons.

My first novel, BloodMining, won a competition and was published in 2011 by friendly, teeny-tiny, Bridgehouse Publishing. My second novel, Public Battles, Private Wars, was picked up by award-winning Welsh publisher, Accent Press, and published in 2014. It was the National Museum of Wales book of the month in June 2014 and has been described as Pride (the film) on the page – much to my delight.

The Family LineRedemption Song, was published by Accent Press in January 2016 with my next, Skin Deep, scheduled for release in February 2017. In between there will be a second edition of BloodMining – renamed The Family Line. You can read more about the books’ journeys here.

Redemption Song FinalMy work is diverse, but what do all my books have in common? Emotional, compelling stories, fascinating characters, and ideas that make you think a little. At least I hope so! You can read more about them on the novels page.

Thank you for dropping by. Do take a look round or follow my adventures via my (intermittent) blog. And see you soon.

Laura

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    • Laura I am not a member as I don’t write Romance – I write Crime/Mystery and a few other genres now and again. I have written a short story for Accent which was sort of adventure and romance in that sort of meaning, but no I am not a member. I know some of my friends are and seem happy but one who has been a member for I think somewhere like 30 years – well ages any way – has left of late – not happy at all. Perhaps you might ask some of the others who will be able to help you decide. Sorry if this means we cannot continue to chat! I thought you knew.🙂

      • Oh, Jane, I like to get to know authors full stop. Genre doesn’t come into it for me at all. I read across lots of genres and I love crime! Sorry to make that error. Perhaps, I’ve confused your book covers with someone else’s – apologies! I’ll PM you on FB. XXX

  1. I am wondering if I need to join the RNA, I was invited once, but turned it down as it didn’t apply then. I almost forgot that Christina Jones and I have written a book together which I guess you would call romance and she is a member. Perhaps you can ask her…I might also ask her when the time comes. Have you made a decision?

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