Laura Conner Kestner spent 25 years in community journalism before deciding to pursue a career in fiction. She’s a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, seventh-generation Texan, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Laura’s won several writing awards, including a 2016 ACFW Genesis Award, the 2017 Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery/suspense, and the 2016 RWA SARA Emma Merritt award for inspirational romance.  She was a 2017 RWA GOLDEN HEART® finalist, and a double GOLDEN HEART® finalist in 2018 (all pre-published).
She was also a 2019 HOLT Medallion finalist, and a 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award finalist (for Remember Texas) and 2020 WRMA finalist (for A Texas Promise).

Laura is thrilled to announce that her third book, A Texas Moon, received the Gold Medallion in the inspirational category of the 2021 Will Rogers Medallion Award Contest for excellence in Western literature and media.


 Laura’s books are available on Amazon

Remember Texas

A Texas Promise



A Texas Moon