All About Laurie
Laurie Kellogg is a 2X winner of Romance Writers of America®'s Golden Heart® award, winner of Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s ZOLA award (2004), and an Romantic Times American Title I finalist. Her contemporary love stories are steamy, heartwarming, romantic fun!
In addition to Laurie’s membership in the national organization Romance Writers of America®, she also belongs to local RWA chapters, Bucks County Romance Writers and New Jersey Romance Writers as well as RWA’s special interest chapter, The Golden Network.
In her free time, Laurie enjoys cooking, movies, crafts, and reading on her treadmill. Well, maybe she doesn't enjoy the treadmill that much, but it's a necessary evil to fight her never-ending battle of the bulge. She despises housework and has resorted to naming the dust-bunnies that multiply as fast as real rabbits while she writes.
If you'd like to know more about Laurie please visit her website at http://www.lauriekellogg.com/ or email her at Contact@LaurieKellogg.com.
Laurie's Fun Facts
Ruby Queen of Snark
Bucks County, PA
2X in ’04 (won 1), ’06 (won), ’07, ’09, ’10, ’11
Over 15–lost count. I consider only about half to be publishable
Contemporary romance / Heartwarming, Romantic Fun!
I work part-time as a crossing guard to support my writing addiction
I believe in living life to the fullest and plan to slide through the pearly gates shouting, “Yee-haw! Now, where’s the big guy? We need to discuss the calories in chocolate and potato chips.”
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Laurie
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Feb 13 2013, 1:00 am in Laurie Kellogg, new release, romantic suspense, Valentine Reads
This year Valentine’s Day falls on the same day as our Winter Writing Festival check-in, so I’m celebrating a little early. Happy Valentine’s Day! People in young relationships traditionally do something romantic and often extravagant on Valentine’s Day. However, as a relationship matures and becomes settled, we frequently become complacent and neglect to observe this [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Nov 9 2012, 12:01 am in Laurie Kellogg, new release, sisters, surrogate mothers
Have you ever wondered where the idiom, sticking your neck out, originated? Some believe the saying is a metaphorical reference to turtles, which become vulnerable when they poke their heads out of their shells. If a turtle remains inside, it’s safe from predators. However, a turtle also can’t locate food from within its shell, so [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Jul 13 2012, 12:25 am
This past year seemed to fly by as fast as Maverick buzzing the tower in Top Gun. Last July, I was in a frenzy preparing for my daughter’s August wedding. Believe it or not, during the three months before the big day—a few weeks of which I spent on a European cruise and at the [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg May 18 2012, 1:00 am in Hypnotic Seduction, L.L. Kellogg, Ruby Release
Imagine you’re writing a heartwarming Hallmark/Lifetime-style love story. Then suddenly, about 100 pages into the novel, your fingers develop a mind of their own and start typing scenes that force your characters to rip off each other’s clothing and jump into bed (or on the kitchen table) to give each other multiple orgasms (all while [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Mar 26 2012, 12:01 am in GH, Laurie Kellogg, PRIZES, rita, RITA/GH Announcments, Romance Writers of America, rwa, The Golden Heart
IT’S PARTY TIME! The day we’ve all been waiting for! If you are a 2012 Golden Heart Finalist, here is the link for the yahoo group that has been set up. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/2012GHFinalists During six of the eleven years I entered the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest, I was a GH finalist [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Mar 9 2012, 1:01 am
Very few professions invite the level of criticism a career in any of the arts produces. Therefore, writers have to be part masochist (or mentally ill) to buy a ticket for the up and down roller coaster ride of hope and disappointment in the publishing business—especially today, with the competition growing as fast as the [...]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Feb 10 2012, 12:01 am
I have the great privilege today of hosting one of my 2010 Unsinkable GH sisters, Heather Snow. I just finished reading her wonderful regency historical romance, Sweet Enemy and now understand why numerous agents stalked her at the conference in Orlando. Sweet Enemy is a compelling, touching love story with unique characters that stay [...]