I love the concept of paying it forward, and I wanted to capture that theme in a way that children can enjoy and understand. And because I grew up on a farm in a little, Midwestern town, I wanted to have barnyard and woodland animals tell the story. Rabbit starts the journey that meanders through Farmer Brandt's farm and ultimately ends with Rabbit's "gift" coming back to him. I hope you enjoy, and I also hope that these characters inspire children to pay it forward in their own way. Happy Reading! ♥ Laura
Find Pay It Forward on Amazon in paperback and in hardcover on Lulu.
Today is my mom and dad’s 36th wedding anniversary! My mom moved from South City St. Louis to Berger, Mo. in 1980. At the time, Dad farmed the land around the house she would buy. The story goes that it didn’t take too long before Dad “started showing up,” asking Mom questions about her horses. So, one day, nearly 40 years ago, she asked if he wanted to go for a ride. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! #thebeginning #citygirl #countryboy
Did you know you can get Will and Julia’s love story in hardback on Lulu?!
"FIVE STARS!" -Back Porch Romance Book Reviews on Butterfly Weeds
"One of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read." -Jelena's Book Blog on Butterfly Weeds
"BEAUTIFUL." -Aestas Book Blog on Butterfly Weeds
The falls were beautiful, and I had so much fun visiting with all of you at Fall Into Books in Sioux Falls! I hope you enjoy your small-town romances. Happy Reading! ♥ Laura
Did you know I have a children’s book?! It’s about paying it forward, and it’s geared toward ages 3-8. You can find it in paperback on Amazon and in hardcover on Lulu. I've included the back cover summary below. Happy Reading! ♥ Laura
Nutsy the Squirrel needs help collecting nuts for the winter. Mama Bird can’t find Baby Bird. Brown Cow’s tail is stuck in the fence, and Scratch the Dog is lost! Who can help? And how will each repay the other? Follow these woodland and barnyard animals as they embark on an energetic and captivating journey of paying it forward through simple, everyday acts of kindness. And see how one, small deed can set off a chain of generosity.
In a little more than a week, I'll be in Sioux Falls, and I'm so excited! And just for you guys, I'll be doing a special! If you buy three or more of my books, you'll get to choose from a book-inspired coffee mug, necklace or tee shirt for FREE! And of course, I'll have some small-town and second-chance romance swag, so make sure you stop by and visit me! I can't wait to see you all Oct. 13! For tickets and more information about the event, visit Fall Into Books!
I recently had the privilege of participating in the 14th season of Kansas City Fashion Week. KMBC meteorologist Neville Miller and I were in the media lounge at Kansas City's Union Station talking fashion with the designers.
I've included some photos from the evening below. And our interviews with the designers will be available on Kansas City Fashion Week's Facebook page soon!
I’m so excited to be a part of Kansas City Fashion Week’s 14th season! Neville Miller and I will be bringing you behind the scenes of the Saturday, Sept. 29 show at Union Station.
Come out to see featured designer Rachel Roy and many other wonderful designers or check KCFashionWeek.com to join the fun!
Also that night, I’ll be wearing Rachel Roy. Rachel built a ready-to-wear and accessories business into a globally recognized brand. She is also the founder of Kindness Is Always Fashionable, helping women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities. And just this year, Rachel was named a UN Women Champion for Innovation.
For tickets and more information about KC Fashion Week, visit KCFashionWeek.com.
In a little less than a month, I'll be in Sioux Falls at the Fall into Books Event, and I'm so excited! I'll be signing my books at the Museum of Visual Materials, and just for you guys, I'll be doing a special! If you buy 3 or more of my books, you'll get to choose from a book-inspired coffee mug, necklace or tee shirt for FREE! And of course, I'll have some small-town and second-chance romance swag, so make sure you stop by and visit me! I can't wait to see you all Oct. 13! For more information, visit Fall into Books!
I write about rain on tin roofs, gravel roads, old trucks with holes in the floorboards and small-town summer nights. I grew up on a farm in a little Midwestern town. Now, I live in Kansas City, Mo., with my weatherman husband.
Laura Miller's first contemporary romance novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller's List and Top 100 in October 2012. The sequel to Butterfly Weeds, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. For All You Have Left, By Way of Accident, When Cicadas Cry and A Bird on a Windowsill followed. Look for The Life We Almost Had, Laura's latest small-town romance, at book retailers now. And check out her children's book, Pay It Forward!