Hello and thank you so much for inviting me here! My name is Laura Drewry and I live in beautiful southwestern British Columbia. As I type this, our first snow of the year is falling outside my window and it’s so pretty I almost don’t mind that I won’t be able to wear my flip flops outside today.
Normally, it’s pretty mild around here and in the spring and summer, we get all sorts of four-legged visitors in and around our back yard. It’s hard not to be inspired when I’m surrounded by all of this.
I read “On the Banks of Plum Creek” by Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was eight or nine years old, and then begged and pleaded until my parents bought me the rest of the set – which I still have and which I flatly refuse to loan out to anyone. LOL I think those Little House books were the beginning for me, and it’s been all downhill since. Today I’ll read just about anything, from Kristan Higgins to Stephen King, from J.K. Rowling to Gillian Flynn, from Linwood Barclay to Mary Balogh. . .really, I could go on and on. The problem, though, is that all too often I find myself suffering from book hangovers.
You know what I mean – you stay up half the night reading because you can’t possibly put the book down until you finish it, and the next morning, you have to literally drag yourself out of bed and force yourself to be human because it’s your own fault you’re so tired. Regardless, it’s not long before you find yourself doing it all over again.
I started writing back in junior high and I’m not being modest when I say it wasn’t exactly Emily Dickinson. Apparently poetry wasn’t exactly my forte – go figure. It wasn’t until I started reading my mom’s romance novels (Janet Daily, Linda Howard, etc) that I knew what I wanted to write, and threw myself into it. I mean, who doesn’t love a happy ending? Who doesn’t love that feeling of new love, or renewed love, or any kind of love that brings a couple together and makes them realize that this is who they’re meant to be with? That this is the person they’d give up everything for?
It’s this kind of love that makes me so excited to be able to share my first Loveswept book, Plain Jayne, with everyone. It’s a brand new series and genre for me, telling the stories of four women and the men who’ll have to work their butts off to earn their woman’s love. Jayne is the first to get her happily ever after, but it doesn’t come easy and it certainly doesn’t come quickly or without risk. Hard-won and risky – isn’t that the best kind of love?
About the Book:
In Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Loveswept debut, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder.
Worn out from the long drive back home, Jayne Morgan can only smirk at the irony: Of course the first person she sees from her old life is Nick Scott. Once best friends, they lost touch when Jayne left town at eighteen, but nothing could keep them apart forever. Jayne has returned to take over her grandmother’s bookstore, determined to put all her bittersweet memories and secret disappointments strictly in the past—until, that is, Nick insists she bunk at his place.
Nick never did care what people thought about having a girl for a best friend—or the “scandal” she caused by showing up to his wife’s funeral four years earlier—so he’s got no problem with the gossips now. Jayne was always the one person he could count on in his life. Now Nick is starting to realize that he never wants her to leave again . . . and that being “just friends” isn’t going to be enough anymore.
About the Author:
Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German Shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees. Visit her on her website| Twitter | Facebook