LAURA LEE GUHRKE spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author, Laura has penned twenty-four historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband, two diva cats and a Golden Retriever who absolutely refuses to play fetch. Laura loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her via her website: www.lauraleeguhrke.com.