Laydin Michaels is a writer of romantic suspense novels. Some people have asked her why she is fascinated with serial killers and why they play a role in some of her novels. Here is the 411. Laydin grew up in Houston, Texas in the seventies. She was a youngster among many older siblings.
By the time she was nine, her folks had given up on the idea of bed times and such. She and her cohorts fell asleep each night where they landed in the living room. Her parents would wake them just before the ten o'clock news began and shoo them off to bed. On one such night, Laydin was dragging her tired body up the stairs, ever so slowly, when she sat on the top step to rest. The reporter on the news that night was very animated, and she couldn't help listening in.
The lead story, the discovery of seventeen bodies in a boat shed in nearby Southwest Houston. Over the next few weeks, each night there would be more sensational reporting of the murders. If Laydin had been older, or if her parents knew she had heard about the serial killings of Dean Corll, they would have talked to her about it and eased her fears. But since she was old enough to know she would get in trouble for sneaking to the landing to listen each night, she never let on.
In an effort to overcome her fear of serial killers, she read all she could about how not to be a victim, how to project a strong presence, and how the twisted minds of such sick individuals worked.
She became an avid fan of crime fiction, reading Elizabeth George, Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, and so many others. When Laydin discovered Lesbian fiction, the first books that caught her were the Mickey Knight books by J.M. Redmann. It came as no surprise that when she turned her hand to writing, suspense would be her home.
Her novels are a mixture of thrller and romance with a heavy dose of suspence. She hopes you will give them a try.
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