Laura Drake

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Laura Drake

“Emotional stories at the heart of the West”

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 the amazing Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates.  My Sweet on a Cowboy series is published by Grand Central. The Sweet Spot in May, 2013, Nothing Sweeter in January, 2014, and Sweet on You, in May, 2014.

My ‘biker chick’ book found a home at Harlequin’s Superromance . Her Road Home, released August, 2013. I’ve signed a three book deal for stories set in the same small town of Widow’s Grove.

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

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21 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!

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  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!

  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!

  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 🙂

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  13. V.V. Denman says:

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

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  15. Bonnie Zimmerman says:

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

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