* Topic: This complex but heartwarming drama explores the rich themes of secrets, love, and forgiveness. Each of the town’s ladies tells her secret through her own account, creating vignettes of the past that touch on both heartbreaking subjects, such as deaths of loved ones and unfulfilled marriages, and heartwarming subjects, such as unwavering devotion to family, friends, and traditions. * Audience: Readers of women’s literature and Southern novels, especially The Help, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Peyton Place, will be thrilled to add Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society to their bookshelves. * Book Club/Reader’s Guide: Laurie will simultaneous release a companion reader’s guide perfect for book clubs, with questions, recipes from the book, and other bonus material. * Author: As a former magazine editor, PR manager, Editor-in-Chief of TV Guide, and reporter for The Gwinnett Daily News, Laurie has many contacts from her years in the business that will be a major asset in PR and marketing.