About the author

Laurie Larsen

<p>Award-winning author Laurie Larsen leads a double life.&nbsp; During the day she&#39;s a respected Project Manager in the fast-paced world of Information Technology.&nbsp; After dinner and a glass of wine, she becomes a multi-published author of Christian fiction grounded in today&#39;s modern world.</p><p>Laurie&#39;s been published for 17 years, but feels she finally found her writing &quot;niche&quot; in 2009 when her first inspirational romance, <em>Preacher Man</em> was published.&nbsp; It won fans, accolades, and the prestigious EPIC Award for the Best Spiritual Romance of 2010.&nbsp; From then on, her path was clear.&nbsp; She was put on this earth (in part) to tell love stories combined with a strong message of faith.&nbsp; Her Pawleys Island Paradise series is a much beloved, at times best-selling series of six books following Leslie and Hank, and the Harrison clan, as they face the daily challenges of life while trying to include prayer and praise.&nbsp; Reviewers say the books are heartwarming, life-changing and an example to follow for including God in your life.</p><p>Laurie loves the beach (obvious to anyone who&#39;s read the Pawleys Island Paradise series) and she&#39;s fondly looking forward to a day (not too far away) where she can retire from the demanding day job, and spend her days living at the beach and writing novels.&nbsp; Until then, she travels back and forth between Illinois and South Carolina just as often as possible.</p>