Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Writer Wednesday: Laura Beers

Laura Beers spent most of her childhood with a nose stuck in a book, dreaming of becoming an author. She attended Brigham Young University, eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. 

Many years later, and with loving encouragement from her family, Laura decided to start writing again. She is the author of Saving Shadow, a romantic thriller that takes place in the Regency era. Besides being a full-time homemaker to her three kids, she loves waterskiing, hiking, and drinking Dr. Pepper. Currently, Laura Beers resides in South Carolina.

Laura Beers, Author of Saving Shadow

Who are you? Hi! I am Laura Beers, a thirty-something California native living in South Carolina. I am an author, wife, stay at home mom, friend, and a Dr. Pepper connoisseur.

Where can you be found online? How would you describe your author sites to a stranger you've just met while on vacation? You can find me online at: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. My author sites are meant to fun, light-hearted and informative. I want my friends to enjoy my posts and in doing so, they might be inspired to buy my amazing book, Saving Shadow.

What inspired you to start writing? When did it happen? I have always been a daydreamer and I love making up stories in my head. A few years ago, the same story kept popping up. It was about a daughter of a duke who was also a notorious spy. I kept dwelling on the story and eventually I decided to write it down on paper.

Why do you write? I write because it is fun. I enjoy creating a story and sharing it with other people. My debut novel, Saving Shadow, is a Regency Spy Romance. It is set in 1813 and features spies, intrigue, a swoony love story and a despicable villain. In addition, it tackles issues such as human trafficking, PTSD and living conditions in the slums. Sounds intense, right? Even though it sounds dark, it is meant to be a fun, clean read that will entertain even the pickiest reader!

Your writing inspires me. Who inspires you? I love Jennifer Moore, Heather Moore, Sarah Eden, Rebecca Connolly … the list could go on. I have been an avid reader most of my life and if I am not writing, then I am reading.

In keeping with the admittedly loose travel theme of Not Intent On Arriving, if you could have an all- expenses paid trip anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would love to go to England, Scotland and Ireland. I would love to tour the old estate homes and touch buildings that were built centuries ago.

What is your favorite place on earth? This summer my family went to Northshore on Oahu and it was dang close to perfection. We rented a small house close enough to the beach that we could hear the waves crashing onto the shore at night. During the day, we could walk to numerous beaches with warm water, beautiful trees, and idyllic views.

Anything else you'd like us to know? Saving Shadow is the first book of The Beckett Files series. The second book, A Peculiar Courtship, will be out in December. Check it out!

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