Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Laura Hayden began her reading career at the age of four. By the time she was ten, she'd exhausted the children's section in the local library and switched to adult mysteries. Although she always loved to write, she became sidetracked in college, where differential equations outweighed dangling participles. But one engineering degree, one wedding, two kids, and three military assignments later, she met people who shared her passion for writing. With their support, instruction, and camaraderie, she set and met her goal of selling her first book. She has now published 11 novels and several short stories. Laura resides in Prattville, Alabama, with her family.