That’s When I Knew pre-order + FREEBIES

I’m so excited to announce that my novella, That’s When I Knew, originally published in the Love at First Laugh collection last year, got a pretty new makeover and will be released individually on October 1!

It’s available on Amazon for a special pre-order price of 99 cents, and to show my appreciation for my amazing readers, I’m offering a pre-order freebie pack of downloadable goodies! This includes inspirational lock screens for your phone, a devotional based on the book, recipes, and a daily planning page that would make Chelsea proud.

Here’s how to get yours:

1) Pre-order the novella on Amazon for only 99 cents: https://amzn.to/2QLzzOb

2) Copy your order number in your Amazon confirmation email and head here: http://www.laurietomlinson.com/freebies/

That’s it! I’m so excited to share Nick and Chelsea’s story with you. Thanks for reading! <3 To learn more about the story and access story extras, click here.

monday morning announcements

I’m so excited for today because I can finally let you in on a big secret!

Shortly before I signed my contract with Harlequin Heartwarming, I was approached by some author friends about writing for an inspirational romantic comedy novella collection to be released on Amazon. Of course I was all over that — especially when I saw the stellar lineup of authors.

I learned a lot while writing this novella. And rewriting the whole thing. I learned that there’s a huge learning curve when creating a story in about 1/4 or 1/3 of the word count. I learned (again) that things in storyworld rarely go as planned. I learned (again) the importance of letting go and writing alongside my Creator.  And I learned that I can release a story even if it isn’t perfect.

If you’re signed up to my newsletter, you know a bit of this, but the novella is called That’s When I Knew, part of the Love at First Laugh novella collection with seven other fantastic authors.

About That’s When I Knew

On most days, Chelsea Scott feels like her rapidly growing planner and stationery business should belong to someone else. Maybe if it did, it wouldn’t be hovering near the red due to one costly decision. But the collaboration that will save her company awaits her pitch at the trade show she’s keynoting. When her transportation falls through at the last minute, she accepts help from Nick Pearson, who’s unexpectedly come back into her life.

The last time Nick saw Chelsea, he told her he loved her, and she ran. Twelve years later, their lives are different, more complex than the summers they spent playing baseball and eating ice cream cones at their dock with their toes in the lake. But as they spend time together on the road, their feelings for each other become clear: all those years couldn’t take away how good they can be together.

When Chelsea’s past decisions resurface at the convention, her newly rekindled relationship with Nick – and her business – are in jeopardy. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will another summer end with them apart?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can pre-order the eBooks of That’s When I Knew and this entire boxed set (8 novellas total) for only $0.99! 

Get Your Copy


It’s long been a bucket list dream to add a Books tab to my site, and that day is finally here with my May release and more books to be added in the near future. (Seriously. Pinch me.) You can find out more information about the novella, including character profiles, a Spotify playlist, and more on the That’s When I Knew book page!

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