Born 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. Laura always wrote as a youth, but became sidetracked in college where differential equations were more important than dangling participles. 

Laura, reading at age 4 (no, not just looking at the pictures)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. 

RWA's Golden Heart AwardShortly 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.  

Her list of books includes: 

  • MAGICK RISING featuring "A Shift in Magick" novella
  • ANGEL with Nicole "Coco" Marrow
  • RED, WHITE & BLUE
  • AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
  • THE OFFICIAL NORA ROBERTS COMPANION with Denise Little
  • SHARP FOCUS with Susan Ford
  • STOLEN HEARTS
  • DOUBLE EXPOSURE with Susan Ford
  • THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
  • HERO FOR HIRE
  • CHANCE OF A LIFETIME
  • A KILLER SMILE
  • A MARGIN IN TIME
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

Her short story collection includes:

  • "Steel Crazy" in ENCHANTMENT PLACE
  • "Nine Tenths" in A DANGEROUS MAGIC
  • "Guardian Angel of the Peace" in GUARDIAN ANGELS
  • "Twelve Days" in MURDER MOST ROMANTIC
     
For her other non-book works, please visit her OTHER WORKS page.  For assorted photos, please visit her PHOTO page.

MEMBERSHIP/OFFICES HELD:

  • Pikes Peak Writers
    • Member since 2001 (inception)
    • President 2002-2006, 2013 
  • Pikes Peak Writers Conference
    • Director: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 & 2012 
  • Novelists, Inc
    • Member since 2010
  • Mystery Writers of America 
    • Member since 2005
  • Romance Writers of America
    • Member since 1990
    • National board member 2000-2001
    • Awards Ceremony Chairperson 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Pikes Peak Romance Writers (RWA chapter)
    • various positions held
  • Southern Magic Inc (RWA chapter)
    • President 2008-2010
    • Treasurer 2011
    • Membership 2012-13
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