Laura Abbot's very arrival on the planet is a romantic plot device. Her parents, married five years, had been unable to have children. Her dad was working two jobs and under a great deal of stress. A wise doctor suggested that they needed a prolonged vacation away from home where they would feel free to — er — do the deed. Often. Day or night. However, this was during the Depression and romantic getaways were hard to come by. To the rescue came a West Virginia cousin who owned a primitive cabin in the mountain wilds, which he put at their disposal. So they went. And voilà! Laura Abbot arrived nine months later in Kansas City, Kansas.
Laura's writing career, which began later than most, has been absolute icing on the cake! What fun it is to follow a long-held, somewhat secret desire — to write publishable fiction. Remember the scene in Little Women of Jo scribbling away in the attic? She was Laura's role model. And to think it's all come true. Sounds like a storybook ending, right? It is!
She sold her first romance novel to Harlequin Enterprises in 1995. Harlequin has since published over a dozen of her novels, mainly in the SuperRomance category. Her novel, My Name Is Nell was nominated for a Romantic Times Magazine award for Best Harlequin SuperRomance in 2003. Abbot's novels are known for their "full-bodied", realistic characters, although some reviewers have complained about her thin plots.
She has published 13 novels for the Superromance line.
- Laura Abbot - Real name used to sign contemporany novels (1995-Present).
- Class Act - September 1998 (Harlequin Superromance 803)
- A Country Practice - February 2001 (Harlequin Superromance 970)
- Homecoming - September 2000 (Harlequin Superromance 937)
- Mating For Life - April 1995 (Harlequin Superromance 639)
- My Name Is Nell - October 2003 (Harlequin Superromance 1162)
- Second Honeymoon - September 2005 (Harlequin Superromance 1300)
- Summer Place, A - December 2002 (Harlequin Superromance 1101)
- This Christmas - December 1996 (Harlequin Superromance 721)
- Trial Courtship - June 1999 (Harlequin Superromance 843)
- The Wedding Vow - January 1999 (Harlequin Superromance 818)
- Wrong Man, The - March 2004 (Harlequin Superromance 1191)
- Where There's Smoke... - July 1997 (Harlequin Superromance 747)
- You're My Baby - May 2002 (Harlequin Superromance 1059)
Omnibus In Collaboration
- Baby in the House / My Name is Nell (2004/01) (with Pamela Bauer)
- Sanctuary (2004/01) (with Pamela Bauer, Judith Bowen, K.N. Casper, Brenda Novak and Caron Todd)
- Wrong Man / Daddy Quest (2004/05) (with Lori Handeland)