and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Laura Hayden began her reading career
at the age of four. By the time she was ten, she'd exhausted the children's
section in the local library and switched to adult mysteries.
always wrote as a youth, but became sidetracked in college where differential
equations were more important than dangling participles.
But one Capstone engineering degree, one wedding, two kids and three military assignments later, she ended up in Colorado Springs where she met people who shared her passion for writing. With their support, instruction and camaraderie, she set two goals for herself: winning the Romance Writers of America's GOLDEN HEART award and after that, publication of the winning manuscript.
Only Laura did it backwards.
Shortly after selling her first book, a romantic suspense, Laura won the GOLDEN HEART for her time travel/ Western/ mystery/ romance novel, A MARGIN IN TIME.
Laura has now published twelve novels, four short stories published in anthologies, and one non-fiction. (Detailed below) Her most recent book is ANGEL, an urban fantasy written with Nicole "Coco" Marrow of "Ice Loves Coco" fame, E! Entertainment TV.
The wife of a career military officer, Laura has moved with surprising frequency and practiced efficiency from Alabama to Texas to Virginia to Colorado to Kansas back to Virginia to North Dakota to Montana, Colorado and finally back to Alabama. Laura now lives near Montgomery, where, besides writing, she owns Author, Author! Bookstore.
When not at the keyboard of her computer, Laura can be found at the keyboard of her piano.
Her list of books includes:
Her short story collection includes:
designed by Laura Hayden.