Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Laura Hayden began her reading career at the age of four. By the time she was ten, she'd exhausted the children's section in the local library and switched to adult mysteries. Laura always wrote as a youth, but became sidetracked in college where differential equations were more important than dangling participles. But one engineering degree, one wedding, two kids and three military assignments later, she ended up in Colorado Springs where she met people who shared her passion for writing. With their support, instruction and camaraderie, she set two goals for herself: winning the Romance Writers of America's GOLDEN HEART award and after that, publication of the winning manuscript.
Laura has now published thirteen books including seven romances, a paranormal thriller, two mysteries, two political thrillers and one non-fiction. She's also published short stories in four anthologies.
In addition, Laura is the immediate past president of Pikes Peak Writers, a 501(3)c organization based in Colorado and is a seven-time director of the acclaimed Pikes Peak Writers Conference. In addition, she owns and operates Author, Author! an online bookstore, featuring deep discounts for authors, book fulfillment serverices for published author contests (RITA, etc) and autographed book promotions.