Laura was born and raised in Garland, Texas. After graduating high school, she went to work for the City of Garland Police Department and was there for 11 years. She met her husband, Dean, on a blind date, and they got married in 2006. Since Laura married into the Army, they have lived in Oklahoma, Washington, and now, back in Texas. They have since left the military life and reside in Forney with their daughter, Olivia, who was born in 2009; their two Siberian Huskies, London and Kodi; and their cat, Baby. When Laura is able to find some free time, she loves reading anything by Francine Rivers or Lynn Austin.