Laura Drake, 2014 RITA Winner for Best First Novel, doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. After a total of three novels, and 417 queries, in June of 2011, she scored an agent — Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill and Associates.
She now has ten novels out, and when she isn’t writing, she speaks to writers groups and teaches online. She’s active in local writer’s groups and is a founder of Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Laura is a multi-Margie grad, as well as an immersion grad. She credits Margie with taking her from ‘good’ to ‘sold’!
In 2014, 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.