About Laurie Alice Eakes
“Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic Times of bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University contributing to her career path. Now she has nearly two dozen books in print and more under contract.
After enough moves in the past five years to make U-Haul’s stock rise, she now lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Himalayan and Exotic felines , and golden retriever and black lab canines. If the carpet is relatively free of animal fur, then she is either frustrated with the current manuscript, or brainstorming another, the only two times she genuinely enjoys housekeeping.
“Laurie Alice Eake’s workshop inspired me and gave me hope that I could write the novel of my heart while still selling books. It offered many practical tools that I happily applied to my writing. She’s an incredible teacher, and I hope to continue learning from her for many years to come.” – Dina L. Sleiman, author of Dance of the Dandelion.
Laurie Alice Eakes has never been shy about public speaking. She attributes this to having been performing or giving speeches to crowds of anywhere from five, to fifteen hundred since she was a child. She is available to speak to your book club, writer’s organization, or group. In person or via telephone.
Topics she is most known for include, but are not limited to:
Blind Faith: Believing isn’t seeing
Abusive Relationships: It’s not Always about the Violence
Writing Research: Using the library (it’s not all on the internet)
Stepping off the Curb: Taking Risks and growing in Your Faith
Writing from the Heart, While Writing for the Market
Plotting in Four Easy Questions
The importance of Why in Plotting
No Writer is an Island: Brainstorming with partners and groups
Any Discussion of Her Books