ALL ABOUT LAURIE
not everything about Laurie. The unabridged
version of her life would bore you.
most of her life in central New Jersey and
descended from a
long line of smart-alecks (which explains her snarky voice).
She figures she must also have a touch of insanity swimming in her
gene pool, because without it, she never would've decided (in a
mid-life crisis) to attempt having a career as an author.
Basically, she had to fantasize to escape her crazy reality, and
writing is cheaper than psychotherapy.
earning her associate’s degree, she married her high school
sweetheart and soon discovered <GASP> the man she'd fallen in
love with was not heir to a fortune and was probably the
least sentimental man in America. Luckily, David more than
made up for his lack of romance by cheerfully tolerating her wacky
raising a wonderful son and daughter, Laurie became a voracious
romance reader and worked part-time as a jack-of-all-trades, doing
whatever job allowed her to be home with her kids when they were off
from school. She spent that time desperately trying to decide
what she wanted to be when she grew up. Laurie finally had an
epiphany right after her family moved to eastern Pennsylvania.
Sadly, she's yet to grow up.
always dreamed of writing contemporary love stories like
the ones she enjoyed by LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Susan
Elizabeth Phillips. Unfortunately, she'd never written a thing
other than business letters. When Laurie shared her aspiration
of becoming a NY Times bestselling author with her husband,
he answered, “Beautiful,”--yes, he’s blinded by love--“if
you really wanna make the Times list, it might be a good idea if you
actually started WRITING.” Hmm . . . good point.
Despite that David is the sort of guy who asks if the power is out
whenever he comes home and finds candles glowing on the dinner
table, he came through, like any great romance hero, and encouraged
Laurie to chase her dream full time and gave her his complete
support. What a guy!
Writers of America®
and presently serves as PRO-Liaison for her
County Romance Writers, whose members’ support has been invaluable. She's also a
member of the
Golden Network, an on-line chapter for RWA members who've been finalists in
the Golden Heart, and
Jersey Romance Writers.
Two of Laurie's books
GOLDEN HEART (A
Little Bit of Deja Vu) and (The
Memory of You), the highest honor awarded to unpublished authors
by RWA. She has been nominated a total of seven times for this
prestigious award. She also won
Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s ZOLA award, and her work was also a
Times American Title I finalist.
In her free time,
Laurie enjoys cooking (check out her recipes),
movies, reading, and spending time on her treadmill to fight the
never-ending battle of the bulge (well, maybe she doesn't enjoy that
last one so much, but it's a necessary evil if she wants to eat
anything besides lettuce--and as mentioned before, she LOVES to
cook). She despises housework and has resorted to naming the
dust-bunnies that multiply as fast as real rabbits while she writes.
life sentence with her quirky family has inspired a cast of sassy characters, who she hopes one day readers will enjoy getting to
know as well as she does.
2012 Laurie Kellogg