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Laura Drake

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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 twelve published novels. The first, The Sweet Spot, won the
2014 RWA RITA for Best First Book. When she isn’t writing, she
speaks to writers groups and teaches online.
She is a founder of Women’s Fiction Writers Association as well as
the Award-Winning, Writers in the Storm Blog. Laura is a multi-Margie
immersion grad. She credits
Margie with taking her from ‘good’ to ‘sold’!

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.

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