About Laura


Proclaimed by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE as 'a pioneer of the M/M romance genre',  Laura Baumbach is the best-selling, multi-award winning author of short stories, novellas, novels and screenplays. Author of one of the first recognized published resource articles on the category of m/m erotic romance, For the Love Of Man, for ERWA Writer' Resource article published in September 2008. She is the founder of the only RWA Chapter for GLBT romance author, RAINBOW ROMANCE.

Author of over 8 novels and numerous shorts, almost all of which have been recognized by awards from array of sources. The most awarded title is Mexican Heat, a FINALIST for Best Gay Romance in the 2009 Lambda Literary Awards, WINNER of the 2010 EPPIE Award, and received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival, as well as several RWA chapter awards. It waa written in collaboration with Josh Lanyon. 

Her adventure story The Lost Temple of Karttikeya won the 2008 EPPIE Award for Best GLBT novel. Her sequel to the best-selling novel A Bit of Rough, Roughhousing, was 2007 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner.

Her scifi m/m adventure Details of the Hunt, a 2006 EPPIE Finalist,(in its mainstream 'buddy' version), was selected as a Semi-finalist in the 2007 Shriekfest Screenplay competition as well as becoming the winner of Best Telefilm in the aTalentScout, Winter 2004 TV writing contest, and the Fort Bend Writers Guild Screenplay writing Contest for Spring of 2005.

Laura devotes herself full time to publishing and writing. She is the owner of ManLoveRomance Press, a small publishing house that specializes in m/m erotic romance, mystery and fiction. (http://www.mlrpress.com)