Laura Lane


Now at the half century mark, I have known I was a writer since grade 3. Other relevant life experiences : am a wife, mother and artist, Registered Nurse for humanitarian and monetary reasons, was an organic greenhouse farmer, commercial fisherman, bank teller, cashier, waitress, saleswoman. Long Ridge Writers Group graduate of two 3 credit courses, and previously published in Nursing Spectrum, Going Bonkers and Military Magazines and in the first Necrology Ezine. My favorite writer is Dean Koontz--there isn't a book that he can write that I won't like, and my favorite book of all time is : "Of Human Bondage". My heartfelt wish is to make my writing available for the world to enjoy. Oh! Did I mention that I believe in Ghosts and Spirits, and things that go BUMP in the night?


Race Against the Darkness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,070. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Kelly McCallister Paranormal Mystery Series. Kelly is more than a dedicated Detective, she is clairvoyant. She keeps her gift a secret. A missing child throws her intuition into overdrive, and she finds herself linked to a killer. Her personal life is also a mess, as she tries to prevent the impending death of her lover that she has foreseen. Then her niece is kidnapped and it becomes personal.
They're expecting you! Volume 1
Price: Free! Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00 from 1 review)
Short story collection of tales of divine justice, and maybe not so divine justice.
Chapters of Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Chapters of Life is an anthology of short stories, essays and poetry that explores the poignant moments of life, where events in a life can be like the chapters in a book. The event is over but the thread of continuity remains and goes on.
Herakleion Treasures
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Sophie is an archeologist with a twist. She explores archeological sites under the sea as a professional diver. Her current mission is to uncover the under water treasures of the ancient city of Herakleion. But there is a problem. These valuable treasures are disappearing as quickly off the Research vessel as they are being brought up out of the sea. Can Sophie solve this mystery on her own?
Dragon Tamer
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
There is a dragon on the rampage. Thirty-five Knights have tried to stop it and all have failed. Will Knight Morgan of Fairwinds be able to conquer the dragon and win the chest of gold to help the poor of his shire? With so many depending on the Knight, Knight Morgan has no choice except to stand before the dragon

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  • A Husband’s Lot on Sep. 04, 2012
    (no rating)
    Very funny viewpoint on how life really works.
  • Money: How to Be Rich Without It and How to Stretch It Using Ten Hints from the Past and the Technology of Today on Sep. 04, 2012

    Positive and uplifting. We can and will survive. This book is a cross between Norman Vincent Peale and Napoleon Hill. Good quotes sprinkled throughout. Worth the read.
  • Brave Artist: Getting The Work Done on Oct. 11, 2012

    Absolutely inspiring for all creatives, not just artists or painters.
  • In Search of a Better Belief System: on Feb. 08, 2013

    Excellent. An eye opener to what we all suspect.
  • If The Glass Is Half-Full, Why Am I Still Thirsty? on Feb. 11, 2013

    Enjoyed the quotes.
  • Being In Bliss @ My Office on Feb. 27, 2013

  • The Willing Misfit on March 20, 2013

    OMG!A Book to read and reread, memorize and learn from. Derek puts in words those sneaky suspicions that we've all had about our life not being what it was meant to be. This book could not have come at a better time in my life! Thank you Derek!
  • The Painting on Jan. 15, 2014

    Fantastic. Finally Erotica with a damn good paranormal story!
  • Meditation Changes Everything on April 07, 2015

    Short but Sweet and very clear.
  • Interviews with Psychics on May 04, 2015

    very informative.
  • Sweet Dreams on Nov. 27, 2015

    Nice!I would love an angel lover.
  • The Ghost of Selene on Nov. 27, 2015

    Yikes. Talk about reaping what you sow!
  • Dead Silence on Jan. 01, 2016

    I think this story has very good potential, but needs to be rewritten. First the grammar needs to be fixed (don't when written don' t --is very annoying to read--is that your keyboard doing that?) You need to research a little more. An example is when the main character is at the hospital, three nurses swarming around him is more likely than three doctors. And you need to flesh out your characters more. Flesh out your action scenes, every word you put into a story has a purpose for being there, and that includes the dialogue. Read a few more Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and your favorite authors, to get the hang of it, and continue to write. I'm serious. I have a short attention span and no patience and I had to finish the story to find out where it was going. Good luck!
  • Meditation Exercises on Jan. 04, 2016

    Inspiring and encouraging. Frank and very clear. Meditation is available to anyone who wants to try.