“She’s doing what?” “You’re kidding, right?” Laura Abbot anticipated such reactions from her former high school English students when they learned she’d left teaching to become a romance novelist. But little did she expect to pick up The Sunday Tulsa World and find a review of her first Superromance® MATING FOR LIFE (April 1995) with the headline “Romance Wasn’t on the Final Exam”! Yes, the article sported the byline of a former student.
Laura retired from teaching to try her hand at writing fiction. Now with ten Superromances® to her credit and more projects in the works, Laura takes satisfaction from the accomplishment of that goal. Her novels are often set in regions where she has lived or visited. Best of all, she enjoys creating characters who become so real to her that she has trouble giving them up after finishing their stories.
Born and reared in Kansas City, Laura has spent all her adult years in the central United States-Kansas, Oklahoma, and now Arkansas, where she lives with her husband in a home they built overlooking a beautiful lake nestled in the Ozark Mountains, an ideal place to entertain her favorite guests, her grandchildren. A “people person,” Laura enjoys speaking to civic and writers’ groups. In quiet moments, you’re guaranteed to find her curled up with a good book.
The Wrong Man, March 2004
My Name is Nell, October 2003
A Summer Place, December 2002
You’re My Baby, May 2002