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Laurie A. Green

Monday, April 19, 2010

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Outer Planets Wins
the Lilac City Rochester Writers
First and Ten Contest
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On April 19th, I received notification
that my novel, Outer Planets,
has WON the Lilac City Rochester
First and Ten Contest
in open competition!

Oh, what a feeling! :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

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New Community Launches
for Science Fiction Romance!
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Writers! Authors! Professionals! Are you a Science Fiction Romance advocate? Do you love SFR in one or all of its many flavors? (Science Fiction -- the final romance frontier...)

The SFR Brigade is a shiny new online community (cleverly disguised as a blog) where you can network with like-minded peers, catch the latest news, make announcements about contest successes, sales or releases, while having fun and frolicing with your head in the stars.

Want to know more?

Welcome to the Brigade offers a light-hearted brief on the mission plan, goals and long-range objectives for the SFR Brigade.  (We aim to misbehave.)

Five Reasons Why You Should Join ticks off the key points of joining together with other SFR comrades to plot, plan and become a larger voice in the universe. (Resistance is futile.)

Join us! (Permission to board is granted.)
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* * * Newsflash! * * *
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Congratulations to my fabulously talented IP (indispensable peer) Sharon Lynn Fisher for her Golden Heart final! 

The Golden Heart is the granddaddy (or maybe the magical fairy godmother) of all contests for unpublished authors, and Sharon has just done the next-to-impossible by making the final round for the second year in a row! 

Many Congrats, Sharon!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

About Me

I've been writing since I learned how to hold a pen and make funny marks on paper, but became dedicated to publishing my work in 2006.

I currently have one novel at the marketing stage, and two more in the works for completion by the end of 2009; all Science Fiction Romances (Space...the final Romance frontier), and all very different stories. My intent is to create an extraordinary love story amidst futuristic elements that will appeal to a wide audience. In other words, the Romance comes first, the Science Fiction second. The characters are always the focus, never the contraptions.

Why do I write Science Fiction Romance?

Short answer: It's what I love to read.

Long answer: I enjoy creating worlds, and even universes, where the history, politics, technology, environment, or cultural stigmas create fascinating conflicts the characters must overcome.

Who or what inspires me?

I cut my teeth on Anne McCaffrey and other icons like Frank Herbert, Harlan Ellison, and Arthur C. Clarke (as a very young member of the Science Fiction Book Club). Later I became a huge fan of romance novels and authors like Nan Ryan and Nora Roberts. More recently, Linnea Sinclair became a preferred author with Games of Command one of my all-time favorite SciFiRom novels. I also enjoyed her dock five series (Gabriel's Ghost, Shades of Dark and an ARC of Hope's Folly). Sandra McDonald's The Outback Stars was a huge inspiration for me. A really intriguing Fantasy can sometimes grab my interest, so I'm a monster fan of Lisa Shearin's Raine Benares series that began with Magic Lost, Trouble Found and continued with Armed & Magical. I received an ARC of The Trouble With Demons--book three in the series--released on April 28, 2009. You can find reviews of Ms. Shearin's novels on any of my blogspots: Spacefreighters Lounge, Take it to the Stars, or Toasted Scimitar.

What's my backstory?

I've been married for over twenty years to my own private hero--a man who wears two uniforms, is my best friend and always in 100% support of my writing.

Former Michiganders, we followed our hearts to the great Southwest in the late 1980s, and now own a small ranch in the picturesque East Mountains near Albuquerque. I'm employed as a civilian military analyst, and I previously served as a reserve law enforcement trooper for our state.

Want to drop me a line?

I always love to hear from other writers, readers, bloggers, and people in the writing industry. You can contact me at Lgreen2162 AT aol DOT com. (Sorry for the email address encryption and lack of a link, but I do what I can to fight the evils of spam.)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

My Work in Brief
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*** Ready for Launch ***


P2PC
Set circa 3500 AD (no one really keeps track anymore), the story centers on three characters aboard a P2PC--a planet-to-planet courier--each struggling to overcome a loss that changed their lives, and willing to put everything on the line for a brighter future. Be careful what you wish for...

1st Place 2009 SouthWest Writers Annual Contest
SF/Fantasy/Horror category

1st Place 2009 Utah RWA Heart of the West Contest
Paranormal category

2nd Place in the 2009 Oklahoma RWA FAB Contest
Paranormal category
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***Approaching Launch Pad***

Outer Planets
A Near Future Sci-Fi/Romance/Intrigue set on an exploratory vessel in the mid 2040s. After an environmental catastrophe and global economic collapse, mankind looks to the stars for answers to overpopulation and dwindling resources. The exploratory vessel NSS Robert Bradley is sent to scout the moons of the solar system for resources and potential colony sites to serve as stepping stones to deep space exploration. Lissa Bruce, a PR guru and last minute addition to the crew, wrangles a berth on the ship via blackmail. Lissa believes she is making the only choice possible to fix her life, only to find a part of the past she wants to forget is already aboard.

1st Place Winner - 2010 Lilac City Rochester 1st and Ten
(Open competition: all genres, no categories)

Finalist - 2010 North Texas RWA Great Expectations
Specialized category
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*** Under Construction ***

"Draxis"
Katrina Wells is seized from a campsite in Iowa, hurled through space and time and thrust into a civilization of alien customs and frightening laws. She learns she may be key to the survival of the planet--a realm that predates all civilization on Earth.


"Chimera"
A Paranormal Horror/Romance set in the northern woods of Michigan. Something terrible lurks in the forests near Lindy Knight's childhood home, something she fears was unleashed by the death of her closest friend. When she returns to Ross Crossing to confront her past, she finds more than just a childhood nightmare has returned to the small resort town.

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*** In Design ***


"P2PC Book 2"The sequel to my Sci-Fi Rom novel which is currently being marketed. P2PC Book 2 follows the MCs and ensemble cast introduced in the first novel forward into a dangerous future.

"Time"
A Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Time Travel/Romance set in the ancient Americas and present day. What really happened to a vanished civilization? The MC, a female psychic with extraordinary talents, is sent to an archaeological site to see what she can uncover about the fate of an ancient culture. Her discoveries have startling consequences.


"Draxis Book 2"
The middle book of the Draxian Trilogy picks up where the first book ended with the arrival of "the Flame" on Draxis. The reins of a civilization have been passed to a new generation, but will their demand for change ultimately destroy Draxis?

"Draxis Book 3"
The grand finale of the Draxian Trilogy. A twelve-thousand year old prophecy might be coming true, and the Draxian civilization may end in oblivion based on a single decision of one individual. The Draxians think they know who will make the decision, and why--but what if they've guessed wrong?


"Journey"
A Time Travel Romance set in present day and 1870s New Mexico. Modern day female MC discovers she has a past...and belongs in it.

This Far, Wild Land
A Historical Epic set in the 1600s Spanish Colonial southwest. A journey back to the early days of Nuevo Mexijo (New Mexico). Banished from his family estate near Madrid by his father's will, a Spanish Quintadore arrives in a rugged northern outpost to forge a new destiny. Immersed in the struggle between his countrymen and the indigenous people, he develops a fierce pride in the wild new territory. But his loyalty to Spain and all he loves will be tested when a Pueblo revolt tears his life and dreams apart. This promises to be the Gone With the Wind of the Land of Enchantment...provided I can ever complete all the research.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Memberships

I'm proud to be a member of the following organizations and groups:

Critique Circle (online writers site)
http://www.critiquecircle.com/

LERA - Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (RWA local chapter)
http://www.leranm.com/

RWA - Romance Writers of America (PRO membership pending)
http://www.rwanational.org/

RWA - Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter

SWW - Southwest Writers
http://southwestwriters.com/index.php

Take it to the Stars IPs (online critique group)
Blog: http://www.takeittothestars.blogspot.com/
My Blogs

SFR Brigade
A very action Sci-Fi Romance community of dynamic authors and writers launched in March 2010 to advance the interests of the SFR subgenre.  Watch out universe!

Spacefreighters Lounge
My Sci-Fi Romance centered blog with articles, book reveiws, interviews, links to research sources and other fun spacey stuff. I was joined by two like-minded co-bloggers, Golden Heart Paranormal finalist Sharon Lynn Fisher and talented SFR writer Donna S. Frelick in the fall of 2009.

Take it to the Stars
A joint blog hosted (hostessed?) by me and my three IPs. Here we discuss anything and everything. It's The View of blogs.

Toasted Scimitar
A popular joint blog sponsored by five Fantasy/Sci-Fi writers including Yours Truly. Toasted Scimitar, a virtual Fantasy tavern, was closed for business in the summer of 2009. It was been converted to "museum" format for the time being and all former feature articles, commentary, and interesting links for writers and readers of SF/F are still available to readers.

DraxianTrilogy
My original blog (currently inactive). Occasional commentary on my trilogy-in-the-making, world building, myths and legends, and the writing industry in general. This blog will become active again when I go back to work on the first novel in the trilogy.
Random Blog Postings


PMCs (Post-Mortem Characters)
Spacefreighters Lounge 10/21/09

Sex in Space and the 2Suit
Spacefreighters Lounge 02/28/09

Writing in a Recession
Toasted Scimitar 12/04/08

Intergalactic Science Fiction Romance Week
Spacefreigters Lounge ending 10/03/08

Saturday Morning Ramble: Cliche's and Icons
Take it the the Stars 5/24/08
http://takeittothestars.blogspot.com/2008/05/saturday-morning-ramble-cliches-and.html

Thank You, Dr. Bailey!
Spacefreighters Lounge 5/23/08
http://spacefreighters.blogspot.com/2008/05/thank-you-dr-bailey.html

Command Presence
The Toasted Scimitar 5/9/08
http://toasted-scimitar.blogspot.com/2008/05/command-presence.html

Interview with Barbara Elsborg
The Toasted Scimitar 4/22/08
http://toasted-scimitar.blogspot.com/2008/04/interview-with-barbara-elsborg.html

Good Critiquing
The Toasted Scimitar 4/17/08
http://toasted-scimitar.blogspot.com/2008/04/good-critiquing.html