Meet the Author Monday: Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Laura Briggs, author of Return to Cornwall (Books 1-6).

About Laura Briggs:

Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

About Return to Cornwall (Books 1-6):

The first six books in the heartfelt UK series are now available in one collection!

From a runaway bride to a reality baking show competition, to rumors of a haunted wood and, of course, a Christmas of the cosiest kind, there’s never a dull moment for event planner Julianne in the quirky village she calls home.

This book bundle contains Wedding Vows and Cornish Ribbons, Cornish Sweets and Wedding Treats, Spring Roses Under Topaz Skies, Cornish Gold at Summer’s End, Walnut Mince Pies at the Frost Fete, Secrets and Sunsets at Azure Bay.

Author Interview with Laura Briggs:

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  1. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? Oooh, good question. I’ve actually been to a few literary sites in my time, including Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage (it was lovely), Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire, and Beatrix Potter’s garden. 
  1. What is the first book that made you cry? I doubt if I could remember the first one, but James Herriot’s stories would have been some of the early ones. He had such a great talent for making the reader both laugh and cry, and some of the stories pretty much never fail to bring a tear no matter how many times I’ve read them.
  1. Does writing energize or exhaust you? Both, ha, ha. It is amazing how much it can drain you…but then it can also be really exhilerating getting that story from your head to the page. But I think most writers have a sort of love-hate relationship with their work, from what I’ve heard.
  1. Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book? Most of the time, the books in ‘Return to Cornwall’ can be read on their own, with no major cliffhangers and such. But I think readers would probably enjoy them more if they were familar with the previous installments in the series.
  1. How do you select the names of your characters? Anywhere and everywhere! Sometimes they might be a direct nod to the source of inspiration—like the character of Sidney in A Little Hotel in Cornwall being named for Sidney Chambers in the TV show Grantchester. Other times, it’s a little more random. Like how Julianne’s name in A Wedding in Cornwall is partly inspired by Shakespeare’s Juliet…but that’s pretty much where the resemblance ends. And the character of Matt, her husband, was named for Matthew on Downtown Abbey, even though his physical appearance is based on the  lead charcter of Poldark.
  1. Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you? Sure! Readers can find me on my author Facebook and Twitter, where I’m always happy to chat about bookish things!

To learn more about Laura Briggs, here’s where you can find her:


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Kelly Schuknecht is a marketer with a background in the publishing industry. She is passionate about all things related to books and loves helping authors navigate the world of social media for book promotion. She recently launched the course Marketing Your Book on TikTok.

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