About Laura Navarre
In her other life, Laura Navarre is a diplomat who’s lived in Russia and works on weapons of mass destruction issues. In the line of duty, she’s been trapped in an elevator in a nuclear power plant and has stalked the corridors of facilities churning out nerve agent and other apocalyptic weapons. In this capacity, she meets many of the world’s most dangerous men.
Inspired by the sinister realities of her real life, Laura writes dark medieval and Renaissance romance spiked with political intrigue. A member of Romance Writers of America and a Golden Heart finalist, she has won the Emily Award for Excellence, the First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Award, the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, the Golden Pen, the Duel on the Delta, Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages, and other awards listed here.
Previously published with Samhain and Dorchester, Laura's newest releases include the epic medieval romance By Royal Command (Harlequin/Carina, July 2012) and The Russian Seduction (Affluent Press, August 2012, writing as her alter ego Nikki Navarre.) She teaches writing workshops on "Sympathy with the Devil: Dark Heroes in Popular Fiction." Laura divides her time between her writing career and other adventures for U.S. government clients, and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her Siberian cats Pandora and Delilah.
Laura Navarre has an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Her Stonecoast mentors include New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder (www.NancyHolder.com) and critically acclaimed suspense author Michael Kimball (michael-kimball.com). Laura is a graduate of the Robert McKee Story Seminar, the Donald Maass “Writing the Breakout Novel” workshop, the Smithsonian Institution’s course titled “Conversations with Historical Fiction Writers,” and two Gotham Writers Workshops on romance www.WritingClasses.com with bestselling romance author Leigh Michaels (www.LeighMichaels.com). She is represented by the extraordinary JD DeWitt at The View Literary Agency (www.theviewtalent.com).
Laura is an active member of the Greater Seattle and Evergreen chapters of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Pacific Northwest Literary Association (PNWA). Her dark Crusader romance THE DEVIL’S TEMPTRESS was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist, written as THE DEVIL’S VIRTUE.