Book three in the Chestnut Creek series!


Released July 28!

About the Series

Unforgiven, New Mexico has faltered for years, tripping and stumbling to the edge of default. Doubly unlucky—not only at the end of a defunct railway spur, but it’s on Route 66—the abandoned part. It’s home to 1,500 good, if quirky characters and a few old soreheads. But they’re people who care about each other, and their town.

These are only a few of their stories.

About the Author

Laura Drake is a New York published author of Women's Fiction and Romance. Her debut, The Sweet Spot, won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award. She gave up the corporate CFO gig to write full time. She's a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.


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In the Works

Trouble with the Curve meets Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.

Third generation Jacqueline Oliver was born to be a hippie; she resisted. Through a series of odd events, she finds herself with the hippie grandmother she despises on a Route 66 road trip that could save her business and answer the questions from her damaged past. Or drive her crazy.


Latest News & Events

January 7, Her Road Home, Laura's first book, re-released at all retailers.

February 14, The Reasons to Stay, released at all retailers.

Coming July, 2020, Book Three in the Chestnut Creek Series!

Watch Laura's iconic RITA acceptance speech!

A Writer's Blog

Overused Words

We all have them. Mine may be different than yours. They’re like whack-a-moles – you banish one, and two others pop up. You may think they don’t matter, but they do. They irritate the reader on a subconscious level. Use them enough, and they’ll remember they…

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