As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.
Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.
Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.
Taking the plunge to write books (cozy mysteries and chick lit) that she actually lets people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to being a real author, having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, The Art Of Living Fabulously, was launched to share the daily fun in the life of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.
Taking the wonderful opportunity to buy the now failing retail boutique where she used to work, Presley thinks she’s finally about to embark on her new career—Silk might be her chance to make her mark on the world.
Even though Presley thinks Katy is making a huge mistake, Presley goes home to help her best friend plan for her wedding to Chris. Wedding plans are dampened when realtor Bethany Granville is found dead in Katy’s salon. Katy doesn’t even know Bethany, and the ever-curious Presley wants to solve the murder.