Desperate for a hockey-player fix during an NHL lockout, Laurel picked up her laptop. She couldn’t watch hot hockey players on TV, so she started writing about them. She branched out from hockey romance while on a research trip to Montana. Traveling along the Gallatin River, the town of Sutter Creek and the Dawson and Fitzgerald families came to life. SECOND TIME’S THE CHARM, the first in the Sutter Creek series, is being released by Harlequin Special Edition in print (Feb 20, 2018) and e-book (Mar 1, 2018).

Laurel lives outside of Vancouver with her law-talking husband and two precocious daughters and is working on making writing contemporary romance her day job.