About Laura

Taking a break at Englishmen River

“My first horse was a Thoroughbred cross gelding named Andy’s Pride. My second was a sweet little Quarter Horse mare named Chic, followed by a Norwegian Fjord mare named Sally (aka Pumpkin Sally), and a paint stallion named Patch. All have passed over the rainbow now and I am a better person for having had them in my life. Life with critters does that to you.

I wrote One Frosty Christmas in 2001.  The story was inspired by a young lady that I met while volunteering with Nanaimo Therapeutic Riding and a frostbitten mustang that arrived at Thunderbird Show Park on route from Wyoming to northern British Columbia.  I lost my father to cancer a year before the book’s release. In many ways, Hannah Storey’s learning to cope with loss is based on my own loss of someone I loved dearly.”

Several original screenplays are currently under option to Select Services Films in LA.

Whether it’s a horse tale or a wickedly black murder/mystery, Hesse loves to write as much as she loves to read.

Click on this link to view an interview with Laura Hesse by Shaw Cable on Facebook, listen to the 88.5 The Beach radio interview, or meet Laura and learn what inspired her to write The Holiday Series.


Promo Hesse & Sally
Laura & “Pumpkin” Sally – in memory 1986 – 2013