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Congratulations Laura Drake for RWA’s Best First Novel Award

Thank you to fOISinTheCityFoils for sending this information in their blog. I am so happy for Laura that I had to share.

Congratulations To Laura Drake for winning the RWA (Romance Writers of America) Best New Novel Award

To quote Laura “Never give up.”

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Laura Drake is a city girl who never grew out of her tomboy ways, or a serious cowboy crush. She writes both Women’s Fiction and Romance.

She sold her Sweet on a Cowboy series, romances set in the world of professional bull riding, to Grand Central. The Sweet Spot (May 2013), Nothing Sweeter (Jan 2014) and Sweet on You (August 2014). The Sweet Spot has recently been named a Romance Writers of America®   RITA® Finalist in both the Contemporary and Best First Book categories.

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Her ‘biker-chick’ novel, Her Road Home, sold to Harlequin’s Superromance line (August, 2013) and has expanded to three more stories set in the same small town. The Reasons to Stay will release August, 2014.

This year Laura realized a lifelong dream of becoming a Texan and is currently working on her accent. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She’s a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.



There are two sides to every story. I like to write about the "other side." I like to challenge my readers to dig deep into their conscience and see life through someone else's eyes.

One thought on “Congratulations Laura Drake for RWA’s Best First Novel Award

  1. Wow! What great news! I have watched Laura’s writing career skyrocket from posts in the various romance and WF writer’s groups. She always has been so encouraging to fellow writers. Thanks for sharing, Joanne. Her acceptance speech was inspiring too.

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