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Laura A. Castoro
D. D. Ayres
  
Also Writes As:
Laura Castoro, Laura Parker
Website:
Romance Genres:
Historical Romance
Speaks On:
Creative writing, writing romance, romantic suspense, memoir, historical romance, creating characters, dialogue, Crafting storylines. The writing life.
Speaks To:
None Selected
Willing to Participate in Online Events:
Yes



Travels From:
Fort Worth
Travels From (State):
TX
Travels From Country:
US



Bio:

Bio of Laura Parker CastoroUSA Today best-selling author Laura Parker Castoro’s publishing career spans thirty-five years – so far.  She has published 41 novels with major publishing houses.  As Laura Parker, she writes Historical and Contemporary Romance, Westerns, and Sagas.  As Laura Castoro, she writes contemporary African American and Women’s Fiction.  Writing as D. D. Ayres, Laura is currently writing a series of Romantic Suspense novels called the K-9 Rescue Series, published by St. Martins Press.  Many of her past publications are available as ebook re-releases.  She is represented by the Denise Marcil agency, New York.She has also published magazine articles, book reviews, a non-fiction book for YA, and a short story in “Good Housekeeping.”Laura has won multiple national writing awards.  In 2005 she was inducted into the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame, an honor given to one writer each year.  In 2012 ICING ON THE CAKE was chosen for If All Arkansas Read The Same Book, a reading program by the Arkansas Library Center for the Book.  In 2013 she was named a Legend of Romance and awarded the prestigious Romance Pioneer award by Romantic Times. 



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