You’re darn tootin’! This one is huge too! I’m hosting it over on my Twitter and here’s what’s included:

2 winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Fliers AND Sparrows, and a bookmark from both books!

1 Grand prize winner will get a signed copy of Sparrows PLUS a HARDBACK copy of Fliers. YES! An actual hardback! And a $20 Amazon gift card, cause, why not?

Go to my Twitter to see how to enter. It will end on Sparrows release day, June 25th.

The best part of this giveaway is that I also have free ebook copies of Fliers right now up until the 25th. Since the sequel is out, what better time to read the first one to get ready for the second one?!

This is the biggest giveaway I’ve ever done and you could win awesome stuff!!





Omg, I just realized I never told you guys that I did a podcast a couple weeks ago! I’m so sorry. It’s been a little crazy. Here is that podcast if you’re interested: Podcast.

The ladies who interviewed me were super nice. If you happen to look at any of the other podcast interviews, I really enjoyed most of them and they cover every aspect of the writing world. Especially when it comes to independent authors. The topic I chose was all about social media and the importance of it. If it’s not your thing, I would suggest taking a listen to understand why we need it when it comes to marketing ourselves.

So in case you haven’t been keeping up, my second book is out in less than 2 weeks! 8 days to be exact. I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW CLOSE IT’S GETTING! I’ve been trying to get things ready with it and perfecting it before it goes public. But let me just say how incredibly grateful I am to my ARC readers! Of course I didn’t have a perfect, error-free manuscript and they told me! Just little things here and there, but sometimes it can really take the reader out of the story. One thing that was found was really helpful as it was an inconsistency as far as age went. So, I was super happy that was noticed. And I’m also very happy that some of them submitted reviews already, letting everyone know what they are getting before they get it. It’s so awesome. Thank you guys!

Besides book things, I was recently promoted at my day job and that has me much busier than before. I’m actually really happy where I am too because I have more responsibilities and get to actually talk to people on the phone and build relationships. It’s much better than directing calls and dispatching (it can get old, fast). But now that my boss just left and we have no one to replace him yet, it’s gonna probably get even busier.

Anyways, thought I’d give you all an update about what’s going on with me. I have also slowed down on the Indie-Go Interviews. I may start doing it again, but we’ll see. I hope you all have been doing well and that the summer heat isn’t dragging you down too much!

Happy Trails,

Laura Mae


I see you smile at me from a distance

And my heart jumps at an instant.

You walk towards me with arms wide open

And right past me, to embrace another woman.

I can’t swallow, not even breathe,

Is it real or just a stupid dream?

I don’t know, I can’t tell,

It’s like you shut me into a shell.

I can’t see, I can’t hear,

I can’t hold you when you are near.

You don’t know, you don’t care,

You’ll be happy when my heart will tear.

Why can’t I tell you how I feel?

All the pain you caused me needs to heal.

You said you loved me when we went out,

I was in love with you, no doubt.

Then things got bad and you stopped calling,

I sat by the phone all night bawling.

I moved on in a month or two,

You moved on that night in June.

I forgot your number, I ripped up your letter,

I want you to know I found someone better.

You thought you loved me, I thought I loved you,

But all this time, I didn’t even know you.

And here’s some advice, get some help,

Cause all you’re trying to be is like everyone else.

-December 26th, 2004