About Laurie

I’m a confessed Science Fiction Romance fanatic who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers in 2010, five years before I published my first novel.

I love to create extraordinary romances set in imaginative landscapes that will appeal to a wide audience. The characters are always the focus, never the contraptions, but I hope the science fiction is always an exciting part of the discovery for readers.

Why do I write Science Fiction Romance?

Short answer: It’s what I love to read.

Long answer: I enjoy creating worlds, and even universes, where the history, politics, technology, environment, or cultural stigmas create fascinating conflicts the characters must overcome.

What inspires me?

I’ve long been a Star Trek and Star Wars fan, but my love affair with science fiction really started with books. I cut my teeth on Anne McCaffrey and other icons like Frank Herbert, Harlan Ellison, and Arthur C. Clarke as a very young member of the Science Fiction Book Club. More recently, Linnea Sinclair became a preferred author with Games of Command one of my all-time favorite Sci-Fi Romance novels. Sandra McDonald’s The Outback Stars was also a huge inspiration for me.

What’s my backstory?

I’ve been married for many years to my own private hero–a man who wears two uniforms, is my best friend and has always been a 100% supporter of my writing. Former Michiganders, we followed our hearts to the great Southwest and now own a small ranch in the picturesque East Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was formerly employed as a civilian budget director for the military, and previously served as a reserve law enforcement trooper for our state.

           

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