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 Nov 21 2013, 12:15 am in Holiday Romance, Laurie Kellogg, new release, Return to Redemption series, writing
While revising my new release, A Heart Decision, my editors and proofreaders questioned the accuracy of several words and statements in my manuscript. For example: My hero’s heritage is Italian (his mother was born in Italy). In Italian, the affectionate address for mother is Mamma with two Ms, however, the average American reader believes it […]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Sep 27 2013, 1:00 am in Contests, golden heart, hooks, Laurie Kellogg, writing tips
Last month, in my Crash Course on Being a Hooker Part I, I discussed the importance of using hooks in your writing. I promised to finish today with Part II—pointers on crafting that all important first page. Please, allow me to apologize in advance for how long this post is. My only excuse is these […]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Aug 23 2013, 1:00 am in Contests, golden heart, hooks, Laurie Kellogg, writing tips
One might think standing on a corner to support my writing addiction for thirteen years helped make me a better hooker, but it really didn’t. Only writing every day did that. However, my part-time job as a crossing guard did provide lots of time to brainstorm. It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of […]
Posted by Laurie Kellogg Jun 13 2013, 1:00 am in adapting, change, Forks Over Knives, The Naughty Never Die, Vegan
My husband I have thumbed our noses at the Grim Reaper for many years by living to eat, instead of eating to live. Recently, it caught up to us when he underwent a cardiac catheterization and learned one of his major coronary arteries was 99% blocked—despite that he’s always had perfectly normal cholesterol levels and […]
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 […]