Laura Chapman is the author of Going for TwoFirst & GoalThe Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her short fiction also appears in the collections A Kind of Mad Courage and Merry & Bright (Simon & Fig).

A native Nebraskan, Laura holds a journalism degree with minors in English and history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before pursuing a career as a novelist, she reported for local and regional newspapers and traveled the country as a corporate journalist. Though she always knew she wanted to write books, these experiences taught her that every person has a story worth telling. (It also gave her plenty of time behind the wheel to fantasize about all of the stories she wanted to make up.)

Laura serves as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month, is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and was appointed to the board of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association as its 2016-2017 author representative. She previously served on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association.

When she isn’t penning her next novel, Laura enjoys watching football, traveling, crocheting, binge-watching Netflix, and hanging out with her cats, Jane and Bingley.

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