• New book!  The Big Book of Wicked is now called MAGICK RISING.  Coming in August from Bell Bridge Books. Learn more here.

  • August 23: Laura will present "Reverse Engineering your Mystery" at Killer Nashville.

  • August 30-Sep 1.  Laura will be an attending professional at Dragon*Con.

  • November 2: Laura will attend the Southern Magic Readers' Luncheon.

  • November 16: Laura will present "The Subliminal Writer" at the Hoover Public Library, Hoover, AL.  




  • January 14

    • Laura became President of Pikes Peak Writers.

  • January 26

    • Laura spoke at Murder on the Menu in Wetumpka, Alabama.

  • April 18-21

    • Pikes Peak Writers Conference

    • Colorado Springs, Colorado

    • Laura gave her infamous "Reverse Engineering Your Mystery" workshop a.k.a. "He Needed Killing'"

  • July 17-21




  • August 19-22

    • Laura presented "How to Reverse Engineer Your Novel" at Killer Nashville where she won the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Crime Scene Contest.  The scene was a compilation of two real cases handled by the TBI and Laura's investigation was chosen as the most thorough and correct.


  • July 28-31

    • Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida

      • Laura participated in the literacy signing

      • Laura wrote and directed the 2010 Golden Heart and RITA Awards Ceremony

  • May 15

  • April 23-25

  • March 19-21



  • March 29

    • Laura gave the program at the Southern Magic meeting at the Homewood Library.  The topic was Reverse Engineering Your Suspense Plot



 Click here to see the damage pictures from the 2008 tornado that struck Prattville, Alabama.



  • September 14-16
  • August 25
  • July  10-14
    • Laura wrote and produced the Romance Writers of America's Awards Ceremony at their National Conference
  • May 11-12
  • April 20-22, 2007
    • Laura was Director of the 2007 Pikes Peak Writers Conference, helping to celebrate the organization's 15th anniversary.  Author guests included Jim Butcher, author of the Dresden Files, Robert Crais, author of the Elvis Cole novels, and Mary Jo Putney.   See photos here.
  • July 28
    • Laura wrote and produced the Romance Writers of America's Awards Ceremony at their National Conference, held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. The ceremony featured Nora Roberts as the emcee and also awarded Susan Elizabeth Phillips the 2006 Lifetime Achivement Award.
  • July 7
  • April 21-23 
  • Nov 20:
  • July 27-31:
    • Laura attended RWA National in Reno and was presented a National Service Award.  She became a last-minute substitute as the Awards Ceremony master of ceremonies. 
  • Sep 9-11:
  • May 13-14: 
    • Laura presented a workshop at the "Romancing the Rockies" Conference sponsored by Colorado Romance Writers in Denver.
  • April 22-24: 
























































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