Laura Griffin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books and novellas. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Laura is a two-time RITA® Award winner (for Scorched and Whisper of Warning) as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award (for Untraceable). Her book Desperate Girls was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by Publishers Weekly. Laura lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel.

Laura GriffinReaders always ask me where I get story ideas. I got my start as a newspaper reporter, and often my inspiration comes from current events. I’m constantly skimming headlines and asking myself, “What if…?”

I spent many late nights guzzling coffee and working on the student newspaper when I was at Vanderbilt University. Following graduation, I moved to the Windy City and covered the education beat in the Chicago suburbs. From there I moved to Southeast Asia, where I took some death-defying Jeepney rides and had fun writing travel articles before returning to my native Texas.

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Laura gets a hands-on tour of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA

The reporter bug never really left me, and I still love to interview people to help bring my stories to life. Research is one of the best aspects of being a writer, and I enjoy making field trips to crime labs and law enforcement agencies to find ideas for people and settings. Every book is a new adventure!

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    Laura Griffin takes home the RITA Award for Best Romantic Suspense Novel
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    Laura and fellow suspense writer Brenda Novak get a thrill ride on the emergency vehicle training course for LAPD police officers.
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    A little book research… Aboard a KC-135 refueling plane with Cindy Gerard as part of a tour of MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.