Midwest Writer’s Workshop Here I Come!

I’m busy trying to write this blog from the slowest connection known to man! The WiFi is free though, so who am I to complain? Yesterday, I left home at 4 AM and flew to Indianapolis, Indiana. On my way from home to Atlanta, I sat next to a guy who works for the Sister Schubert people–you know those little rolls with the sausages in them. Yum. He talked to me all about Disney and his life, and now I know how to plan my vacation next year. The next stint of the trip, the guy sitting next to me put in earphones and read. He looked like a pilot, or definitely someone who worked for an airplane company, but he looked concerned when the plane landed and it felt like the wheel was coming off too!

All and all, my flights were great. Then I had to pick up my rental car from Hertz. I had called the week before trying to confirm my pickup, and they told us, “Just come here and do it. You can’t check-in online with this type of pickup.” Okie dokie. So I catch a cab (my plan) to the Hertz place. And it’s closed. And I call Hertz from said-cab, and they tell me to come back to the airport. I come back, and they tell me they don’t have a car for me there so I need to go to the Brownsboro Hertz. The guy at Hertz said Brownsboro was 15 minutes away–try 20! I was upset by this time, but Mike at Brownsboro made it all okay. He comped my car $75 (I spent $130 on taxis yesterday). Then when I told him my phone was dying he gave me a car-charger some poor schmuck had left in his rental car. He upgraded me–to a Corolla (I wonder what I would have been driving if that’s an upgrade?). And then I drove to Muncie which is pretty damn far from Brownsboro. I have to say, I kept my cool the whole time. I wanted to cry several times, but I just pushed forward. A few years back, I would have had a major meltdown, but there’s no use wasting energy on something I can’t change.

Last night I met a fellow writer friend, Michael Simko, and his lovely family for dinner at an Egyptian restaurant. They tried new things. I had the gyro platter. Then I came back to the hotel to get ready for this lovely day to begin. I’m beyond excited about meeting new writers, learning new tidbits, and generally having a great time at this conference. Maybe these mid-westerners can learn a thing or two from this Southern Gal too.

Chasing Love Cover Reveal!


Title:  Chasing Love
Author: Laura Pinks
Cover Reveal: July 15
Hosted by: SBB Promotions

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25782451-chasing-love


Estimated Release Date: October 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Jane finds love easily for everyone but herself. Owning the highly successful dating agency, Love Games, she excels in finding the perfect match for every client. Her dedication is unstoppable, or so she thinks… A run of bad decisions will leave Jane’s business crumbling before her eyes. With no way of stopping her empire from falling down around her, Jane is confronted with some harsh decisions.

Falling for her client, the charming Andrew Blake, Jane soon realises she is in deep with no plausible way out. Little does she know that Andrew is the key to re-building her business and her faith in love. Will Jane have the courage to let him? Will Andrew be able to let go of the past in order to move to a brighter future?

Jane’s best friend Libby seems to have it all, steady income, amazing friends and a long term boyfriend, but after an argument with Jane she is left questioning everything. Setting the wheels in motion in an underhand plot to chase her dream job leaves her with some difficult choices along the way. Will she be able to let go of everything she has achieved in order to obtain everything she believes she wants?

Contains explicit adult content.

Coming Soon to Amazon Kindle and Paperback!

Chasing Love Teaser


Laura Pinks


Laura was born in Coventry in the October of 1986 and moved to the small town of Nuneaton shortly before her first birthday. After marrying the man of her dreams in 2012 she made the big move and relocated to Southampton where she now resides with her husband, son, noisy doggy and two cats.

When she was younger she would always be found with her nose stuck in a book, escaping the realities of the ‘real world’. It has always been a dream of hers to have her work published but always ran into the same problem of never being able to finish anything she began writing. Life always had a knack of getting in the way.

After having her son Charlie her whole outlook on life changed and opting to stay at home to raise him meant she had more time to dedicate to her writing too. Laura hopes that you enjoy reading her work as much as she has enjoyed writing it.

There is not usually much spare time left after looking after Charlie, doing her writing and holding down a part time job working with children, but on the odd occasion she does have she loves anything related to crafting. Loving to be able to see something created out of nothing always makes her happy and gives her a feeling of great satisfaction.

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/LauraAPinks

Goodreads Author Page: www.goodreads.com/laurapinks