Authors at Work: Laura Chapman


We’re going behind the scenes in our new series, Authors at Work, and taking a peek at our authors’ work spaces! The creative process can happen just about anywhere, as our first author, Laura Chapman, will tell you. Laura’s short story, “Twelve Drummers Drumming,” appears in our Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright, and is a reader favorite.


“I write in airports, bars, coffee shops, and even sometimes dictate dialogue in my car. But I’m so lucky to have this gorgeous office as my home base. I have shelves full of the stories I love, walls covered in bookish artwork, and little gadgets and gizmos acquired during my travels and as gifts from friends. I even have a cute love seat where my cats, Jane and Bingley, can curl up to watch me work. It’s an inspiring and cozy place to work.” ~ Laura Chapman

About Laura Chapman

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Laura Chapman is the author of, Going for Two, First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and All I Want For Christmas. Laura serves as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month, is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and was appointed to the board of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association as its 2016-2017 author representative. She previously served on the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. A native Nebraskan, she loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Connect with Laura: Facebook Twitter Instagram Goodreads  YouTube Blog, Website


Sip your eggnog, linger under the mistletoe, and make a Christmas wish. Merry & Bright brings you six tales of Christmas cheer, featuring stories of budding romances, Southern charm, lost loves, heaps of humor, and lots of pie by authors Isabella Louise Anderson, Cindy Arora, Laura Chapman, Lauren Clark, Libby Mercer, and Nancy Scrofano. From sunny Los Angeles to the Rocky Mountains to the Deep South, Merry & Bright will take you on a heartwarming adventure you’ll love to visit again and again. Wrap yourself in holiday mirth and prepare to be swept off your feet.