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Laura Hile

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  • Birthday 08/10/1958

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    Beaverton, Oregon
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    Well, let's see ...

    I was raised in a sailing family, but have no boat.

    I enjoy choral singing, but my church has a praise band now.

    I also like gardening, although my house sits atop what must have been a gravel pit. (Good luck with that, right?)

    And, being a hopeless idealist, I teach at a Christian school...for rather less money. So writing is both my hobby and my retirement plan!

    Thanks for stopping by.
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  1. Chapter 1 of Step Lively!, my Christmastime novella, is up. Enjoy!

  2. If you like an ogre-ish Mr. Darcy, you'll love Chapter 2 of In League With Mr. Darcy.

  3. It's summertime! After a long, very unusual teaching year, I'm back at work with writing. Chapter 1 of In League With Mr. Darcy is up in Long Stories. Enjoy!


  4. The final chapter of As Only Mr. Darcy Can just posted. It will be here only through SEPTEMBER 24, 2020, so be sure to enjoy it while you can.

    October 13 is the release day. Exciting times!

  5. Chapter 26 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for you in Long Stories. Our villain gets what is coming to him, sure enough!

  6. Chapter 25 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is waiting for you in Long Stories. The end is close now, friends. But not quite yet.

  7. I'm pushing hard against the school year, friends. Chapter 24 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is now up in the Long Stories forum. What fun to see Wickham's trap so nicely baited.

  8. Just up, Chapter 23 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can. You'll find it in Long Stories.

    September is almost here, yikes! I should have Chapter 24 posted soon. Happy reading!

  9. Chapter 22 of So This is Love is now up in Long Stories. Who is worse? Lady Catherine? Or Mr. Collins? 


  10. Chapter 21 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for your enjoyment. Oh boy! Two villains!


  11. Chapter 21 of As Only Mr. Darcy Can is up for your enjoyment. Oh boy! Two villains!

  12. I really don't want to seem greedy, but I am!!  I am checking practically every hour to see if we have an update on Elizabeth and Patrick.  You dropped the "mike" at such a critical point, and I am so very impatient.  You know some of us are not buying green bananas or long playing records anymore...

    I also know that you have a life beyond this, BUT....  

    Thank you and have a wonderful safe Thanksgiving.

    1. Laura Hile

      Laura Hile

      Hiya Doris,


      Thank you, sincerely, for your interest! I did kind of end the book in an exciting place.


      On purpose ...


      Without remorse ...


      So let's see. Right now I've got a book launch going on (A Very Austen Christmas) and I'm teaching too. And hosting Thanksgiving. Let me get through the next four or five days. (My poor house is in desperate need of cleaning! :) I can begin putting up posts of The Lady Must Decide beginning on, let's say, Monday.


      How's that?:th_whew:Originally I was not planning to post all three books. Now that I think about it, doing so will help me to move the republication process along. Plus, you all  can help me spot typos. Moreover, your excitement for the story is infectious. So we all win.


      Beware, The Lady Must Decide won't be up for very long. In fact, I'm almost ready to take down So Lively a Chase. :smileyheart-1:

    2. Doris


      a million times thank you.  All I can do is send you my virtual cleaning lady, to help with your domestic chores.  Her name is Sophie and she has been with me for years.  Awfully nice, she'll agree with most things and keep you company while you do the chores, so things get done faster.  When you are done with her please send her back.  I'm so excited, cannot wait until Monday!!!  Yeah!!! 

      I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving.

  13. Looking at the calendar--my last full week for writing work. The beginning of September signals school prep. The grand goal is to release Darcy By Any Other Name at the beginning of October.

  14. Blog post, done. Darcy installment, posted. Home from church and heading to the coast for an overnight jaunt. A road trip has been prescribed for the sepsis recovery girl, me! Oboyoboyoboy!

  15. Thanks for the "Happy Birthday." I used to sigh over the number, mourning the gradual loss of youthfulness, but not anymore. Grateful to be here and living the dream.

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